The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sent words of sympathy to President Muhammadu Buhari and the people of Nigeria following last Friday’s tragic air accident which claimed the life of the Chief of the Nigerian Army Staff and ten other officers.
“I express the deep condolences of the Gov’t and people of Ghana, and of myself personally, to President Buhari and the Gov’t and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the shocking, tragic deaths of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other senior Nigerian military officers, in Saturday’s plane crash. Our hearts go out to their families, and may their souls rest in perfect peace.” President Akufo-Addo said.
The Nigeria Air Force said “The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained” and that it was investigating the cause.
According to Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima of the Nigerian Army, Lt. Gen. Attahiru was enroute Kaduna from Abuja on Friday, 21 May, 2021 when the unfortunate incident happened.
The Nigerian Army said the Kaduna crash also claimed the lives of 10 other officers including the crew.
The mortal remains of Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and the other members of the military who died in the plane crash were buried on Saturday.