His Excellency the Executive Governor of Yobe state and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni is
Shocked, heartbroken and deeply saddened by the unfortunate air crash that claimed the lives of the Chief of Army staff Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other military officers.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mamman Mohammed, Director General Press and Media Affairs to the Governor.
Gov. Buni described the death of the COAS and the other senior military officers as a great national loss.
Governor Buni said, the demise of these top military officers at this moment when Nigeria needs their services most, is indeed a great loss to the army and Nigeria and the people of the country.
He therefore condole with His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, the Nigeria Army and the families of the deceased officers.
Buni also described the death of the officers as fallen heroes who laid their lives for the service of the country.
He expressed optimism that Nigeria would overcome the security challenges and emerge victorious .
“The Nigeria army should re-dedicate itself to defeat the security challenges as a mark of honour and respect to the deceased Chief of Army Staff and the other fallen officers.”
Governor Buni prayed to God to grant the souls of the deceased officers eternal rest and, to their families, government, Nigeria army and the people of Nigeria the fortitude to bear this huge loss.