The House Committee on Army has expressing deep shock to the tragic news, said Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru was an energetic officer, who was committed to improving the security of the country, especially prosecuting the war against insurgency.
The Committee in a statement by its Chairman, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas said in his brief stay in office as the COAS, the late Attahiru had a rolled-out plan on how to defeat Boko Haram and bring under control, other security threats, which the country faced in recent years.
The committee lamented that it was unfortunate that Attahiru did not live to see to the successful execution of his counter-terrorism strategies.
The Committee while commiserating with the Nigerian Army, his immediate family and the Federal Government, prayed to the Almighty God to grant his soul and the souls of all other passengers, eternal rest.
The Committee urges the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army and all gallant officers and men to remain focused and re-commit themselves to the task of safeguarding the territorial integrity of Nigeria.