By Hassan Zaggi
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), the umbrella body of all medical doctors in Nigeria, has condoled President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigeria military over the demise of Chief of Army Staff, Late Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru and six other officers.
The Army Chief and six other officers died in a plane crash near Kaduna yesterday.
In a statement in Abuja, Saturday, signed by the President Innocent Ujah and Secretary, Philips Uche, the NMA described the death of the officers as shocking and prayed God to console the entire nation, the army and the immediate families of the late officers.
“The NMA joins other Nigerians in sharing the pains and grief of the Presidency and other well-meaning Nigerians and prays that their souls find peace in God’s Kingdom while praying for the families the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
“The Association is particularly pained, bearing in mind that the nation has lost a rare breed and one of her most decorated intelligent tactical officer with enormous wealth of experience in tackling the current insurgency and banditry at this time that his services are most needed.
“Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences,” the NMA said.