- The burial proceedings for Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers who met their untimely death on Friday, May 21, are ongoing
- Prayers for the late COAS and six other officers took place at the National Mosque, Abuja
- The funeral rites for four others held at the Nigerian Air Force Protestant Church
- After the prayers, their remains were moved to the National Military Cemetery for interment
The late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Ibrahim Attahiru, and other officers who died in a plane crash on Friday, May 21, in Kaduna have been laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja on Saturday.
Honour guards performed the 21-gun salute for the late COAS at the graveside.
A live video from the burial ceremony of the deceased heroes was posted on the Facebook page of the Nigerian Army.
The remains of the late COAS had earlier arrived at the National Mosque, Abuja.
BBC also shared photos of the moment the wives of Attahiru and other officers arrived at the mosque, ahead of the funeral prayers for their late husbands.
While funeral rites for the late COAS and six other officers took place at the National Mosque, Abuja, the rites for four others held at the Nigerian Air Force Protestant Church.
All is set for the burial of the deceased officers who will be laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja after the rites at the mosque and church.
Legit.ng had reported the arrival of their remains at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja on Saturday, May 22.
Attahiru and 10 other senior officers met their untimely death as
The late COAS was said to be on his way to Kaduna to attend the passing-out parade of army recruits scheduled for Saturday, May 22. Unfortunately, he and 10 other senior officers did not make it to their destination as their aircraft crashed near Kaduna International Airport.
Flight Lt. Alfred Ayodeji Olufade was one of the officers onboard the ill-fated aircraft that crashed.
Friends and sympathisers have expressed sadness over the demise of Olufade, who got married about three months ago.
Hours after the confirmation of his death, pictures and videos from his wedding in February began to circulate on social media.
Meanwhile, one of the crew members of the aircraft that crashed, Sergeant Adesina Opeyemi Deeziah, had spoken of a coming disaster.
Legit.ng reported that about a month before the tragedy, Sergeant Deeziah had shared a prophecy that there would be a disaster in May and called on Nigerians to pray against it.