Late Army Chief, six others to be buried in Abuja at 1pm today

Burial of the late Chief of Army Staff, late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru as well as six other senior military officers who died in the Beachcraft 350 aircraft that crashed at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday holds today in Abuja.

Army announces burial of Attahiru, 6 other officers | Centapost

According to an invitation released by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, they will be buried at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

According to the invite, the burial will be preceded by prayers that will hold simultaneously at the National Mosque and National Christian Centre, Abuja.

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“The burial proceedings of the Chief of Army Staff, Late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and six other senior officers who lost their lives in an air mishap in Kaduna is slated for today Saturday, May 22, 221,” the invitation read.

“It will commence at the National Mosque and National Christian Centre, Abuja by 1000hrs respectively.

“Consequently, the internment for the late COAS and six other senior officers will take place at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja today by 1300hrs.”

It was earlier reported that Nigerian Military plane carrying the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, and other top military personnel has reportedly crashed.

Although the report of the incident is sketchy, information yet available indicated that there is no survivor in the crash.
According to sources, the aircraft crashed at the Kaduna international airport at about 6 pm while it was raining heavily.


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