Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has described the demise of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others as shocking and painful.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, the Press Secretary to the Governor and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Yola.
Fintiri said the unfortunate incident had denied the nation of the contributions of one of Nigeria’s finest officers.
He said the late COAS was determined to change the narrative in the battle against the myriad security challenges facing the country.
“I join the President and Commander in Chief as he leads the country in mourning 11 active and fine officers killed in a plane crash in Kaduna.
Fintiri regretted that the trip which was supposed to be a military assignment claimed the lives of the officers.
“It was love for country that inspired these fallen heroes to put on the uniform and join the greatest army Africa has ever known,” Fintiri said.
The governor urged the families of the departed to take solace in God, knowing that their loved ones died for a good cause. (NAN)