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Saudi King, Secretary General Of Anglican Communion Condole With President Buhari On Loss Of COAS, Military Officers

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By Daniel Dafe, Abraka

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received a phone call from the Saudi Monarch, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, who commiserated with the President and the people of Nigeria following the recent plane crash that claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru and ten other military officers.

This was disclosed on Monday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in a statement.

According to the statement, “the Saudi King expressed full solidarity with Nigeria following this national tragedy.”

Adding: “President Buhari and the King exchanged pleasantries on the occasion of the Eid which was marked after the 30-day Ramadan fast and prayed for peace, security and progress in the two nations and the subregions.”

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Continuing, he said “the Saudi King also prayed for the repose of the souls of the military men who lost their lives.”

Shehu also hinted that “the conversation by both leaders also covered the deep-rooted ties between the two countries and ways to bolster them across various sectors.”

Meanwhile, the President also received a message of commiseration from Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the Nigerian-born Secretary-General of the Anglican Communion, in London.

The said statement said that “Archbishop Idowu-Fearon prayed for the President and the country as the nation mourns the Chief of Army Staff and his top lieutenants at a time when their services were most needed.”

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