President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken with Mrs Fati Ibrahim Attahiru, the wife of the late Chief of Army Staff.
In a statement, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Buhari spoke with the wife of the deceased on Sunday.
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He said Buhari lauded the sacrifices of the military men who lost their lives and the Armed Forces in general.
He quoted him as saying Nigerians will continue to appreciate and support the fearlessness with which courageous soldiers are confronting the threats facing the nation.
“President Buhari gave the grieving spouses assurances that the nation will never forget the supreme sacrifice of their spouses, urged them to take solace in the surge of extraordinary feelings of emotions across regions, religions and tribes all over the country in appreciation of their sacrifices,” the statement read.
“The President, who had earlier given directives to the Defence headquarters and the Ministry of Defence to do everything a government can do to provide comfort and ease the hardships of the families of the deceased, prayed to Almighty God to repose their souls and grant their families the fortitude to bear the losses.
“Mrs Attahiru, on behalf of the rest of the families, thanked the President for the love and care he has shown to them.”
The absence of the president at the burial of the deceased officers had sparked an outrage.