Following the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday the 21st of May, 2021, the Nigerian Army announced that his remains and that of six other military officers will be buried today the 22nd of May, 2021.
In a statement, the Army Public relation, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima had said the burial rites will hold at the National Mosque and National Christian Center respectively at 10 am.
Yerima also said the final burial will follow at the Military Cemetery by 1 pm.
The statement reads in part;
“It will commence at the National Mosque and National Christian Centre, Abuja by 1000hrs respectively.
Consequently, the internment for the late COAS and 6 other senior officers will take place at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja today by 1300hrs”