President Muhammadu Buhari has described Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, the late Chief of Army Staff as an outstanding soldier and an institution builder.
The Nigerian President said General Attahiru fought valiantly for Nigeria until he breathed his last.
Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman, disclosed details of Buhari’s telephone conversation with Mrs. Fati Attahiru, in a statement Sunday night.
Buhari hailed the sacrifices of the military men who lost their lives and the Armed Forces in general.
He said Nigerians will continue to appreciate and support the fearlessness with which the courageous soldiers confront the threats facing the nation.
The President gave the grieving spouses assurances that the nation will never forget the supreme sacrifice of their spouses.
The Commander-in-Chief urged them to take solace in the surge of extraordinary feelings of emotions across regions, religions and tribes all over the country in appreciation of their sacrifices.
The President also gave directives to the Defense headquarters and the Ministry of Defence to provide comfort and ease the hardships of the families of the deceased.
Buhari prayed the Almighty God to repose the souls of the deceaseds’ and grant their families the fortitude to bear the losses.
Mrs. Attahiru, on behalf of the rest of the families of the fallen officers, thanked the President for the love and care he has shown to them.
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