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US condoles with Nigeria over death of Army Chief

The United States of America has joined Nigerians in mourning the sudden death of the Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, on Friday.

11 military officers and crew members, including the CoAS, died after their ill-fated Beachcraft 350 aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway of the Kaduna International Airport around 6 pm.

There were seven military officers and four crew members, including a Nigerian Air Force pilot, Lt AA Olufade, who only got wedded two months ago.

America’s condolence message was contained in a statement released by the US Mission in Nigeria on its verified Twitter handle on Friday night.

The statement read, “We join Nigerians in mourning the tragic loss of life from today’s plane crash. The death of the Chief of @HQNigerianArmy Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru is a tremendous loss to Nigeria, and his loved ones.

“During this difficult time across Nigeria when security and peace is so needed, we offer our deepest sympathy to the family of General Attahiru and to the families of all those who perished.”

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the officers’ death will not be in vain even as the Nigerian army said burial arrangements will be communicated soon.

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