By Dorcas Jonah
The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), has commiserated with the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), over the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and others.
Mrs Laraba Shoda, the National President of NCWS, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, described the incident as tragic.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the crash occurred on Friday in a flight enroute Abuja-Kaduna.
Shoda also condoles with the victims’ families, friends, Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA) and colleagues.
“As women, we join the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of our sons, brothers and husbands who died in the line of duty.
“They have shown their dedication and service to their father land. We pray for their souls to rest in peace,’’ she said.
Shoda also prayed that God would comfort the bereaved families and the nation.
”NAOWA, NOWA and NAFOWA are NCWS affiliate NGOs and we share in their time of grief.
”We urged all Nigeria women to continue in their prayers for our dear country and ask God to take away the evil that is currently befalling us as a nation.
“This is another crash that has thrown the country into national mourning. As a nation, we are faced with lots of security challenges, losing our best hands at this time is not good for the country.
“’As a nation, we have to pray to God to forgive our sins and proffer solution to our problems,” she said.
Shoda appealed to the Federal Government to take proper care of the bereaved families as the country continue to pray for God’s protection.
NAN reports that COAS and other gallant officers had since been buried. (NAN)