Heart broken Nigerians have been reacting to the news of the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that Ibrahim Attahiru died alongside other military chiefs in an aircrash.
The Nigerian Airforce confirmed the sad news but didn’t reveal names of other people involved in the crash.
“An air crash involving a Nigerian Air Force aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport. The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained. More details to follow soon,” spokesman Edward Gabkwet said.
Scene of the plane crash, Chief of Army Staff. General Ibrahim Attahiru and his aides were involved. May their souls rest in peace 🙏🏽pic.twitter.com/nremYkMM2t
— OTUNBA (@ManLikeIcey) May 21, 2021
Below are some of the reactions the sad news generated online.
OgbeniDipo: “May the soul of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru and others on board the ill-fated aircraft rest in peace. May God console their families, friends and colleagues. Amen.”
In a normal country, the Chief of Army Staff and the 7 others had no business dying!
Two military aircraft crashes and another disappearance in just one year were enough prompting for internal assessment of the safety of these machines and the airspace in general.
AcupoFkhafi :” My condolences to the families of the Chief of Army staff, his wife, and the 10 others who died in the plane crash today. Lord may repeatedly hearing bad news come to an end in Jesus name “
AdeyanjuDeji : “They said Shekau was killed yesterday. Today, Chief of Army Staff died in a plans crash. Dear extremists in Govt, what is going on?”
BhadmusAkeem : “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.”
Shehu Sani : “The death of the Chief of Army Staff Attahiru Ibrahim and others in a plane crash is a national tragedy.May their souls Rest In https://t.co/cPqEPXiRjW deepest condolences to @HQNigerianArmy,their families and the nation.”
Mohnice : “
I weep for our dear nation going through some tweet here, how on Earth do you jubilate one’s death forgetting we are all mortal & you maybe next?
Rest in peace Chief of Army staff. Indeed your death is untimely, but Allah knows best. May Aljannatul firdaus be your final home”
Chidi Odinkanu : “
Ibrahim Attahiru was a fine officer & brilliant gentleman. When we last saw barely 48 hrs ago, he reminded me of all the attributes why most of his officers & men saw his tenure as #COAS of @HQNigerianArmy as hopeful. This is tragic!