The United States Mission in Nigeria has expressed regret over the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officials on board the ill-fated military aircraft which crashed in Kaduna on Friday.
The mission in a tweet lamented that the COAS died at a time that security is needed in the country.
It sympathised with the family of Attahiru and families of the other victims of the Plane Crash.
“We join Nigerians in mourning the tragic loss of life from today’s plane crash. The death of the Chief of @HQNigerianArmy Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru is a tremendous loss to Nigeria, and his loved ones.
“During this difficult time across Nigeria when security and peace is so needed, we offer our deepest sympathy to the family of General Attahiru and to the families of all those who perished,” it tweeted.
In spite of this devastating loss, @USinNigeria remains confident that @DefenceInfoNG leaders will continue to strive toward peace and security for all Nigerians. pic.twitter.com/3JYmKZaMiU
— U.S. Mission Nigeria (@USinNigeria) May 22, 2021