The late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died May this year, has been posthumously honoured by the Nigerian Defence Academy, (NDA), in Kaduna.
Late Attahiru was honoured with a PhD. in Military Science, by the Defence Academy, during a passing out ceremony held in Kaduna.
His wife, Mrs. Fati Attahiru, received the award during the convocation lecture to honour 68 Regular Course Cadets, and postgraduate students of the military academy.
Mrs. Attahiru, at the awards ceremony, lauded the virtues of her deceased husband, who she said was a simple man, a gallant soldier, loyal, and a man of purpose; who was self-confident and fearless. She afterwards, dedicated the award to all Nigeria’s fallen heroes.
Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the late COAS, died alongside others in a plane crash at the Kaduna International Airport.
Present at the event were, President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, COAS Faruk Yahaya, and other military officers.