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Tears as Chief of Army Staff, others are buried in Abuja

Tears flowed freely on weekend, as the remains of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others involved in the ill-fated NAF aircraft on Friday, in Kaduna were in Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Abuja.

Those taken to the mosque with Attahiru are his Chief of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Idris Abdulkadir, Chief of Military Intelligence, Brig.-Gen. Abdulrahman Kuliya and Aide De camp to COAS, Maj. L.A Hayat.

Others were the Finance Officer, Maj. A. Hamza and the Orderly to COAS, Sgt. Saidu Umar.

While the remains of the Provost Marshal (Army), Brig.-Gen. O.L Olayinka and crew members, Flt.-Lt. T.O Osaniyi, Flt.-Lt. A.A Olufade, Sgt. Adesina and ACM Oyedepo were taken to the church for funeral.

All the bodies were later moved to the Military Cemetery along Airport Road, for interment after the funeral services at the mosque and church.

The bodies arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 10:50 a.m. before the movement to the mosque and church.

 

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