The Nigerian Army Wednesday observed the 40th day prayers for the repose of the souls of the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other personnel, who died in a air mishap on 21 May 2021 at the Kaduna International Airport.
A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the COAS, Maj.- Gen. Faruk Yahaya expressed his condolence to the widows, children and relations of the late COSS.
He urged them not to despair and assured them of the continuous support of the Nigerian Army.
Conducting the prayers at Niger Barracks, Abuja, the Director Islamic Affairs, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Shehu Mustapha prayed to Almighty Allah to grant the deceased eternal rest in Al-Janah Fir-daus.
He prayed to God to grant the families and relations of the departed souls, the Nigerian Armed Forces and friends, the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
He further stated that the demise of Lieu.- Gen. Attahiru and 10 others is a great loss to the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the nation at large.
He reminded all of the need to be mindful of their deeds here on earth in preparation for live’s final journey.