The wife of the late Chief of Army Staff, Mrs. Fatima Attahiru has been confirmed to be alive after she was earlier reported dead among the military officers who lost their lives in a plane crash.
The plane crash which claimed the lives of ten people including her husband, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru occurred on Friday evening in Kaduna. The accident was said to occur due to bad weather while the plane was preparing to land at the Kaduna International Airport, Nigeria.
Fatima Attahiru was seen alongside relatives at the National Mosque, Abuja during the funeral procession of the military officers on Saturday morning.
In a video covered by TVC news, she was also sighted at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja in tearful mourning of the tragic event.
Also interred were Acting Chief of Military Intelligence, Brigadier General Abdulkadir Kuliya; Chief of Staff to the late COAS, Brigadier General Mohammed Idris Abdulkadir; Brigadier General Olatunji Lukman Olayinka, Aide-De-Camp to the COAS, Major Lawal Aliyu Hayat, and Major Nura Hamza.
Others were the pilot of the unfortunate crash; Flight Lieutenant Taiwo Olufemi Asaniyi, Flight Lieutenant Alfred Ayodeji Olufade, Sergeant Opeyemi Isaiah Adesina, Sergeant Umar Saidu, and Aircraftman (ACM) Olamide Matthew Oyedepo.
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