Buhari missing at burial of COAS, other military officers

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President Muhammadu Buhari was no where to be found at the burial of the late Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru, on Saturday.

The president had sent out a condolence message last night for the fallen heroes but did not show up for their burial ceremony.

Attahiru died in a plane crash close to the Kaduna Airport on Friday alongside 10 other officers when the Beachcraft 350 aircraft came down due to bad weather.

Their remains were on Saturday moved to the National Mosque and the Nigerian Air Force Protestant Church venues of prayers.

The burial rites started around 1pm and was attended by top dignitaries in Nugeria’s Armed Forces.

Their bodies were later moved to the National Military Cemetery for the interment ceremony, where they were honoured with a 21-gun salute.

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