The Confederation of African Athletics has expressed deep condolences to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army, the family of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru and others who lost their lives in the ill-fated plane crash in Kaduna on Friday, 21 May, 2021.
In a letter through the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, CAA President, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum said, “It is with great awe and sadness that I reach out to you in response to the crash of a Nigerian Airforce plane which resulted in the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Atahiru and a number of accompanying officers”.
Malboum further said, “Death is always a time of great sorrow. On behalf of African Athletics family, I wish to affirm our solidarity and sympathy with Nigeria in this painful tragedy and extend our deep condolences to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, his government, the people and the Nigerian Army. May Almighty grant the deceased the highest place in Paradise and give you all, especially their respective families the courage, the patience and the strength to overcome the feeling of loss.”