The Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly/Chairman Northern Speakers Forum, Rt. Honourable Yusuf Zailani has expressed shock over the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, on Friday May 21, 2021 from a plane crash in Kaduna.
Zailani in a statement signed by his SA Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani said his demise is a huge loss to Nigeria.
“The unfortunate plane crash that killed the Chief of Army Staff alongside his aides is tragic and had thrown NIgeria into mourning,” he said.
Rt. Honourable Zailani said that besides being the Chief of Army Staff, he was a proud citizen of Kaduna State where he was born and grew up, making the loss even more painful to the government and people of the state.
The Speaker condoled President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Nasir el-Rufai, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Nigerian Army and his family.
He charged them to take solace in the fact that he died while serving NIgeria patriotically.
“I pray for the repose of his soul and those that died with him. May Almighty Allah Grant them Aljannah Firdaus,” he prayed.