President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger has telephoned President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru.

Attahiru and other military officers died on Friday in an air crash near the Kaduna airport.

Bazoum consoled Buhari, the federal government and the people of Nigeria.

He described the mishap and deaths as tragic and unfortunate and expressed condolences to the government and people of Nigeria.

He prayed to Almighty Allah to repose the souls of the deceased and grant fortitude to their families to bear the losses.

Buhari commended Bazoum for sharing this moment of grief with Nigerians and assured him that the gesture was well noted.

He expressed gratitude for the sacrifices of the departed military men and promised that the nation will not let their families down.