The burial of the late Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff General Ibrahim Attahiru and six other senior officers who died in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday was held Saturday 22 May.
A statement from the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, said they were buried at the Army Cemetery in Abuja.
Funeral prayers was prayers was held simultaneously at the Grand Friday Mosque in Abuja. Prayers was also offered at the National Ecumenical in Abuja for the departed generals.
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2:00 – Funeral prayers was offered for the fallen army chief and other soldiers
The bodies of senior Nigerian military officers were laid to rest after the Azahar prayers.
12:22 PM – The wife of the Chief of Army Staff, General Attahiru, arrived at the Grand Mosque in Abuja for the funeral prayers of her husband