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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commented on the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers in an air crash in Kaduna on Friday.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Laolu Akande on Saturday, the Vice President said he received the news with great sadness.
According to Osinbajo “their death while in active service in the defense of our country reflects the depth of sacrifice our military officers, men and women of the other ranks are often prepared to make.”
He added: “We honour the service of the Army Chief and all those involved in this unfortunate accident even as we continue to demonstrate our profound appreciation to all in our military services and in harm’s way. The gallantry of this heroes would always be remembered.
“I join the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces to commiserate with families, friends and colleagues of these gallant officers and men who died in the crash. I pray that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss. May the memories of the departed remain ever blessed.”