Bet, many don’t know that President Muhammadu Buhari did not attend the burial ceremony of the late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.
Be that as it may, President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Garba Shehu, has given reasons why the president did not attend the burial.
He said; “I was in Europe myself on assignment and I have not spoken to the president on this but let me give you just one example.”
“The president is somebody who is so concerned about the safety and wellbeing of ordinary Nigerians on the streets.”
“Do you know why he now prays his Jumaat in the state house and doesn’t go to the national mosque? Because he doesn’t like this idea of closing roads, security men molesting people on the road for the president to have the right of way.”
“These are small things for many people but they are important for President Muhammadu Buhari. So, it is a mourning situation and the president didn’t want to take away attention from that.”
Recall that Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 officers on an official trip to Kaduna died in a plane crash on Friday, May 21, 2021. They were buried on Saturday.