The burial of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff General Ibrahim Attahiru and six other senior officers who died in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday will be held today, Saturday 22 May.
A statement from the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, said they would be buried at the Army Cemetery in Abuja.
Funeral prayers and prayers will be held simultaneously at the Grand Friday Mosque in Abuja. Prayers will also be offered at the National Ecumenical in Abuja for the victims.
1:40 – Funeral services for the fallen soldiers
1:34 – The burial place of the Chief of Army Staff and other fallen soldiers
1:20 PM – How many soldiers will be buried for the funeral prayer?
The six Muslim generals were among 11 officers killed on Friday, including four generals.
Other soldiers and Christians will be buried according to their religious beliefs.
The funeral will be after the Azahar prayers.
1:00 PM – People pray for the fallen Soldiers before the Funeral Prayer
People gather at the Grand Friday Mosque in Abuja for the funeral prayers of Chief of Army Staff General Attahiru and other soldiers killed in a plane crash in Abuja.
People visit the corpses and pray for their forgiveness.
12:22 PM – The arrival of General Attahiru’s body at the Grand Mosque in Abuja
The body of General Attahiru, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, has been found along with the bodies of soldiers killed in a plane crash in Kaduna.
Funeral prayers will be held at the Grand Mosque in Abuja.
12:22 PM – The wife of the Chief of Army Staff, General Attahiru, has arrived at the Grand Mosque in Abuja for the funeral prayers of her husband, who was killed in a plane crash.
She arrived at the Mosque with her family, relatives and friends in mourning.
12:00 PM – Security forces have begun arriving at the Grand Mosque in Abuja for the funeral of Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and other victims of the plane crash in Kaduna.