Nigerian politician, Fani-Kayode has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice for refusing to attend Attahiru’s burial.
Yemi Osinbajo and Muhammadu Buhari
Femi Fani-Kayode has described as insensitive the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice Yemi Osinbajo not to attend the burial of late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.
The former aviation minister made the remark on Twitter.
In a tweet, he wrote: “There can be no justification for the President and Vice President’s refusal to attend the funeral of the late COAS.
“He was buried in Abuja just 10 minutes away from the Villa and yet the C in C or his deputy could not attend? This is insensitive and unacceptable. He was your COAS!”
Attahiru and 10 military officers died while in active service on Friday.
The Army Chief and the deceased officers were on an official trip to Kaduna when their aircraft crashed.
The crash happened at the Kaduna International Airport at about 6 pm on Friday.
Attahiru and the other officers were flown back to Abuja for burial at the military cemetery.
However, Buhari, Osinabajo and their wives were noticeably absent during the internment of the deceased officers.