Tributes as Attahiru, other plane crash victims are buried | Dailytrust

Tributes as Attahiru, other plane crash victims are buried

The remains of the Chief of Army Staff, Luitenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, and other officers who died in the helicopter crash of Friday have been finally laid to rest.

The deceased were buried at the Nigeria’s Military cemetery in Abuja amidst tears from families and other sympathizers.

Daily Trust gathered two people fainted while the burial proceedings were ongoing.

Ten other people, including principal officers, personal aides and the crew, also died in the crash.

The deceasd are Brigadier-General MI Abdulkadir; Brigadier- General Olayinka; Brigadier-General Kuliya; Major LA Hayat; Major Hamza; Sergeant Umar; Flt. Lt. TO Asaniyi; Flt. Lt. AA Olufade; Sergeant Adesina and ACM Oyedepo.

While it was not immediately clear what caused the crash, an airport official told one of our correspondents that bad weather, occasioned by heavy rain, which happened in Kaduna, could have contributed to the sad tragedy.

A military source who expressed shock about the incident also said the deceased army chief observed the Juma’at prayer before he hastily embarked on his journey.

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