The 80th Passing out Parade of the Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria were Chief of Army Staff Lt-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru was charged to attend has been cancelled after he perished in an aeroplane accident on Friday.
Attahiru was charged to be the Reviewing Officer at the PoP at Zaria on Saturday, It was learnt.
However he alongside 10 others died when their military plane crashed on Friday at the Kaduna International Airport.
“The COAS was to arrive at Kaduna on Friday and sleepover in his guest home. He was then expected to pay homage to the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamali on Saturday before moving to the depot for its PoP,” a source said.
But a source inside the depot who pleaded anonymity said, “Everything was put on hold until the remains of the deceased have been laid to rest”
It was reported that 4,198 recruits passed out in the 79th edition of the hosts’ ingestion in July 2020.