PHOTOS: Tinubu, Akande, Others Visit Buhari Over Military Plane Crash

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APC leaders from the South West pay a condolence visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa in Abuja on May 25, 2021.


Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the South West on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The President received the leaders, who came to sympathise with him on the death of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

They included APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu; former interim National Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande; and former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba.

Others were former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Alani Akinrinade, and former APC National Vice Chairman (South-West Zone), Pius Akinyelure.

Attahiru, who was appointed as the Chief of Army Staff in January, died in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday last week alongside 10 other personnel of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force.

They included Brigadier-General MI Abdulkadir, Brigadier-General Olayinka, Brigadier-General Kuliya, Major LA Hayat, Major Hamza, Sergeant Umar, Flight-Lieutenant TO Asaniyi, Flight-Lieutenant AA Olufade, Sergeant Adesina, and ACM Oyedepo.

The remains of the late military personnel were later laid to rest amid tears on Saturday at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

In honour of the deceased, President Buhari directed that the national flag be flown at half-mast from Monday to Wednesday in all public buildings, facilities, and official residences across the country.

He had also approved Monday as a work-free day for members of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Highlights of the visit by Tinubu and other APC leaders to the Villa are captured in the pictures below:

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