NIPR mourns Attahiru, says ‘he believe in Nigeria’s Unity’
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has expressed sadness over the death of Ibrahim Attahiru, the late chief of army staff, and 10 other officers in an air crash.
Attahiru and the military officers died on Friday in a Beechcraft 350 aircraft that crashed near Kaduna International Airport.
They were buried at the national military cemetery in Abuja on Saturday.
In a statement on Wednesday, Stanley Ogadigo, special adviser on media to Mukhtar Sirajo, NIPR president, said the tragic incident has robbed the nation of one of its finest minds in the military.
The NIPR chief said Attahiru exhibited a high sense of professionalism in the discharge of his duties, noting that a few months of his leadership in the nation’s army brought change in strategy that gave hope to the citizens.
“The late Army Chief demonstrated firm commitment in the fight against insurgency in the country and believed in the project of a united Nigeria. The death is indeed, a monumental loss to the nation,” he said.
Sirajo described Attahiru as a patriotic Nigerian who lived a life worthy of emulation by officers and non-officers within and outside the military.