A Nigerian Air Power Beechcraft B300 King Air 350i precisely two years in the past crashed in Kaduna.
The ill-fated plane accident killed 11 navy officers onboard, together with then Chief of Military Workers, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, on Could 21, 2021.
The plane crashed close to the Kaduna Worldwide Airport whereas the navy officers have been on their strategy to the passing out parade of standard recruits slated for the next day.
The incident occurred solely 115 days after Attahiru assumed workplace because the Chief of Military Workers, following his appointment by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, on January 26 alongside the Chief of Defence Workers, Fortunate Irabor; Chief of Naval Workers, Gambo Awwal, and Chief of Air Workers, Isiaka Amao.
The previous Air Power Director of Public Relations and Data, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in a terse assertion mentioned, “An air crash involving a @NigAirForce plane occurred this night close to the Kaduna Worldwide Airport. The instant reason for the crash remains to be being ascertained. Extra particulars to comply with quickly.”
President Muhammadu Buhari, in an announcement, described the crash as a “mortal blow … at a time our armed forces are poised to finish the safety challenges going through the nation.”
Attahiru was, nevertheless, amongst distinguished Nigerians who made the record of the 2022 Nationwide Honours Award.
He was posthumously awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic.
Final 12 months, a basis was established in his title and a memorial was held in his honour.
The occasion which was held in Abuja was nicely attended by distinguished Nigerians which incorporates: the Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka; the Emir of Bichi, Kano Emirate, Alhaji Nasir Ado Bayero amongst others.
Eulogising the late military chief, Soyinka, in his speech, described the late military chief as a real Nigerian whose life ought to be emulated.
A big spotlight of the memorial was the e-book launch on the lifetime of the late Attahiru.
The e-book titled ‘The Man, The Soldier, The Patriot’ was written by Niran Adedokun.
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