Former Senator representing Kaduna North, Shehu Sani has chastised Nigerians celebrating the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru.
Lieutenant Ibrahim Attahiru died yesterday the 21st of May, 2021 alongside other top military officers in a military Beachcraft aircraft in Kaduna while on their way to an official assignment.
While most Nigerians mourn their deaths, Sani on his official Facebook page has alleged that some Nigerians were rejoicing over the unfortunate incident.
“When Abacha died, some people gloated. When the members of the IMN were callously massacred in Zaria, some people celebrated. When Nnamdi Kanu lost his parents, some people were happy.
And now some people are delighted over the tragedy that led to the loss of our gallant officers; Of what use is a mortal rejoicing over the death of another mortal?
Where is our empathy and humanity? Why have we become so evil in life and death?”
Reacting to the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari tweeted last night expressing his sadness over the airplane crash.
Deeply saddened by the air crash that claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers. All of them are heroes who paid the ultimate price for peace and security in the land.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) May 21, 2021
Several other notable Nigerians have also expressed their condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims.
It is with deep sadness that I received the news of the tragic death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers killed in an air crash on Friday while on official trip to Kaduna. pic.twitter.com/LQyDMBT24c
— Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (@DrAhmadLawan) May 22, 2021
Tonight, as the nation mourns the passing of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and the ten military personnel that were onboard the aircraft that crashed in Kaduna, I send my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to their families. https://t.co/ahCCKA5Fqu
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) May 21, 2021