LIVE UPDATES: Nigerian Army buries COAS, Attahiru, six others in Abuja

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The Nigerian Army has arranged the burial proceedings of the late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, and six other senior officers for 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The late COAS, alongside other senior officers, died on Friday in a plane crash while on an official trip to Kaduna State.

Neither the Airforce nor the Army has given full details of the occupants in the ill-fated aircraft in the statements by their spokespersons.

Mr Attahiru, born in Kaduna on August 10, 1966, was a major general before his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as COAS in January 2021.

This was after the resignation of Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general.

Before his appointment, the late army major, was the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu.

Mr Attahiru was at a time the Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole until 2017 when he was redeployed.

He had barely spent four months in his new post before the shocking news of his sudden demise on Friday.

PREMIUM TIMES will provide live updates of the ongoing burial proceedings of the late COAS and six other officers rescheduled for 12:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, the venue for the Church Service has been changed from National Christian Centre to Nigerian Airforce Protestant Church, Bill Clinton Drive Airport Road Abuja.

The arrangement for the National Mosque remains the same.

The internment would take place at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja.

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