See Video Of Moment Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru Died In A Plane Crash
Nigerians are currently mourning the sudden death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru. Recalled that the general had few hours ago died alongside his wife and six others aides in an helicopter crash.
Many of Nigerians have since taken to their social media pages to mourn and also pay tribute to a man whom they describe as the true soldier. Some Nigerians are of the opinion that the late COAS would have been alive, if he had turn down his appointment.
A highly placed military source confirmed the unfortunate incident to Femi Oyewale, NAOSRE President.
According to the source, Nigerian Military plane carrying the Chief of Army Staff and other top military personnel reportedly crashed at the Kaduna international airport at about 6 pm while it was raining heavily.
Recall That Attahiru was appointed Chief of Army Staff on January 26, 2021.
Born on 10th August 1966 in Doka, Kaduna North Local Government Area, Kaduna State, he graduated from the Nigerian Defence Academy.
He commenced cadets training in January 1984 and was commissioned into the rank of Second Lieutenant in December 1986 as an Infantry Officer.
He holds a Masters degree in Strategic Management and Policy Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy.
General Attahiru has held several appointments on the staff, instructional, and in command during his military career.
He had a tour of duty with the United Nations in Sierra Leone as a Military Observer, where he facilitated United Kingdom military engagement, Operation BARASS in September 2000.
He was an Operation Officer and later Company Commander in NIBATT 19 ECOMOG Operations in Liberia.
Also, he had the unique privilege of having commanded with distinction all through the chain of command in the Nigerian Army.
Prominent among these appointments are Commanding Officer 146 Battalion Nigerian Army (Operation HARMONY IV) in the Bakassi Peninsula, Commander 13 Brigade Nigerian Army (Operation PULO SHIELD), General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army.
He was one-time Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
The President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has confirmed the death of Nigeria chief of army staff, General Attahiru who died in a plane crash this evening.
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