- The ruling APC has reacted to the death of the chief of Army staff
- According to the party, the APC is still in shock over the death
- Also, the party commiserated with Buhari and families of the late military personnel
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is in deep shock over the report of a fatal air crash of a Nigerian Air Force plane conveying the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru and other military personnel on Friday, May 21, near the Kaduna International Airport.
While the air crash is being investigated and reports on its cause sketchy, the APC commiserates with President Muhamadu Buhari, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Nigerian Military and the families of the deceased for the tragic loss of the officers who have gallantly served the nation with honour and dignity.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Friday, May 21, turned out to be a black day in Nigeria as the nation lost the Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru, died in a plane crash.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacting to the death of the COAS.
B h a d o o s k y, @BhadmusAkeem, said:
"Barely four months into his appointment, Nigeria Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Attahiru Ibrahim died in a plane crash in Kaduna alongside other senior military officers. May their souls Rest In Peace! This is not a good news."
Ajagbe Oladele Olayode said:
"Ha. This quite sad ooh. Ha sincerely speaking Nigeria as a country needs deliverance . Most of this aircraft are not brand new ooh. Same problem we have on road is happening on air ooh."
Legit.ng also reported that Attahiru who is from Kaduna state has become the second Nigerian Chief of Army Staff to die in a plane crash while in office.
The first was Lt. Colonel Joseph Akahan who was Chief of Army Staff from May 1967 until May 1968, when he was killed in a helicopter crash during the Nigerian Civil War. Akahan, from Gboko local government area of Benue state attended Government College Keffi where he obtained his Cambridge School Certificate (1952–1956).
He trained as an officer cadet at the RWAFF Training School Teshi, Ghana (1957–1958) and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom (1958–1960). He was commissioned on 23 July 1960.