The Zamfara State Governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle has described the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru as a monumental loss to the country and the Army high command.
Governor Matawalle commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the incident.
The Governor lamented that death of such committed and determined Army Chief was a national tragedy and prayed Almighty Allah to reward his soul and give his immediate family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
He recalled with nostalgia the last Service Chiefs’ visit to Zamfara State in early February, saying that the late Chief of Army Staff assured him of total support and cooperation in the fight against banditry and other criminalities in Zamfara State and Nigeria at large.
“The late Chief of Army Staff was a great leader who led by example in the fight against insurgency, banditry and other security challenges across the State.
“As a gallant, well trained Army officer, he dedicated his life in ensuring the unity of Nigeria and its territory,” he said.
Matawalle further stated that the name of the late COAS would be written in gold in the history of all Nigerian Army formations in the country.