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Reps Postpone Security Summit In Honour Of Attahiru, Others

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Ijeoma Okeke

The House of Representatives has postponed its national security summit over the death of Chief of Army staff Ibrahim Attahiru

Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 military officers died in an air crash that occurred near Kaduna international airport on Friday.

They were buried on Saturday at the national military cemetery in Abuja.

The summit, which was scheduled to commence on May 24, has been postponed till May 26.

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The postponement became necessary because the army chief was one of the major stakeholders that would have taken part in the summit.

A statement issued on Sunday by the clerk of the house of representatives, Chinedu Akubueze confirmed the announcement

The statement reads: “This is to inform the general public that the House of Representatives has postponed its national security summit scheduled to hold from Monday, May 24, 2021, in honour of the late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other military officers and men that died as a result of air mishap on Friday.

“The security summit will now kick off on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

“The House shares in the grief and sorrow of the families of the late top military officers and prayed that the Almighty God will grant them eternal rest.

“It should be noted that the postponement became necessary as the late Army Chief was one of the major stakeholders that would have taken part in the summit.”

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