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Soyinka, Bayero to attend one-year memorial for Ibrahim Attahiru

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Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Laureate, and Nasir Ado Bayero, the emir of Bichi in Kano, are among the dignitaries that will attend the one-year memorial of late Ibrahim Attahiru, Nigeria’s immediate past chief of army staff.

Titus Orngu, the programme coordinator of the General Ibrahim Attahiru Foundation (GIAF), in a statement on Friday, said Newton Jibunoh, the environmentalist, will also grace the event.

According to the statement, other dignitaries that will attend the event are top serving and retired military officers, captains of industry, members of the diplomatic corps, political leaders, members of the academia, and associates of the late general.

The event will hold in Abuja on May 21, 2022.

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Apart from the launch of GIAF, there will be the premiere of ‘Ibrahim Attahiru, a Soldier’s Soldier’, a documentary on the life and times of the late army chief, produced and directed by Adeola Osunkojo.

The foundation will present Attahiru’s biography published by Cable Books, an arm of Cable Newspapers Limited.

On May 21, 2021, Attahiru was four months into his tenure when he died with 10 officers in an aircraft crash in Kaduna.

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The military officers were on their way to Kaduna to attend the passing out parade of 80RRI in Depot Nigerian Army scheduled for the following day.

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