The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has expressed shock over the death of late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other military personnel.
Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, on Sunday in Abuja.
He described the unfortunate incident as saddened and a great loss to the nation at this critical period when the Armed Forces was committed to winning the war against insurgency in Nigeria.
He prayed for the reposed of the souls of the gallant officer, COAS and other officers as well as cre, who died in the ll-fated crashed NAF aircraft
Oyeyemi condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Armed Forces, families and friends of the late COAS.
He also sympathised with the families of other military officers and crew, who died in the unfortunate air-crash.
He enjoined all to take solace in the fact that the late CAOS lived exemplary and patriotic life worthy of emulation by all.
He described him as a disciplined, forthright, committed and professional military officer, who was unwavering in fighting and winning the war not only against insurgency but returning peace to the nation.
The Corps Marshal prayed that Allah gives strength to President Muhammadu Buhari, members of the Armed Forces and the immediate family and friends the fortitude to bear the great loss.
“May the Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him and others Aljanah Firdaus,” Oyeyemi prayed.