By: Babagana Bukar Wakil Ngala, Maiduguri
Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Borno Council hereby condoles the Federal Government and people of Nigeria over the death of the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim alongside the Acting Chief of Military Intelligence, Acting Provost Marshal (Army), Chief of Staff to COAS, his Aide-de-Camp and the Acting Deputy Director Finance in the office of the COAS, his Orderly, as well as the pilots and crew in the air crash on 21 May 2021 at Kaduna Airport.
NUJ received the news with great shock and sadness owing to the fact that the late COAS was a pillar of support to the Union with whom we had cordial working relationship during his tenure and previous sojourn as Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole.
This was cntaned in a statement jointly signed and made available Maiduguri by the Council’s chairman Bulama Talba and the secretary Muhammed Ibrahim.
The Union shares in the great loss of this fine Gentleman General who was indefatigable in patriotic service to our fatherland especially with his total commitment and stance to end the insurgency bedeviling Borno State and the Northeast.
The statement further stated that NUJ Borno council register its deep condolences to the Nigeria Armed forces and families of all the other officers and soldiers who lossed their lives in the air crash and various operations across the country which the citizens will never forget as all of them remain heroes of our time.
The Leadership of the union also prayed thy May God grant the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace and the family fortitude and courage to bear the national loss.