Wednesday , June 9 2021
Late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru

Senate: Immortalise late Chief of Army Staff & Others

ABUJA – The Senate, Tuesday called for the immortalisation of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and ten others who lost their lives in the ill fated aircraft that crashed in Kaduna state last month.

The call was made in a motion sponsored by Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, on the floor of the Senate.

According to Senator Ali Ndume, that their death would not be in vain as they died in the line of duty and in the service of the fatherland.

He urged the Federal Government to immortalise the chief of Army staff by naming a military structure in his honour.

Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume also proposed that a delegation from the senate to visit and condole the families of the deceased.

Supporting the motion senate unanimously resolved to immortalise the Army chief and ten others.

They also observed one minute silence in honour of the dead.

In similar vein, the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the gruesome murder of the former Speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak, which occured on Sunday in Imo State.

Senator Lawan stated this in a news statement and described the dastardly act as one crime too many and called for a swift investigation to bring all who are involved in the crime to justice.

The Senate President said that there can be no justification for the brutal murder of a human beings and fellow citizens.

Senator Lawan, however, appealed for restraint on the part of those callling for revenge, saying they should allow the relevant authorities to serve justice on the matter as the injury of the crime was inflicted on Nigeria as a whole.

The Senate President condoled with the family and friends of the departed as well as the government and people of Adamawa State on the incident.


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