Buhari mourns Attah of Igala


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday, mourned Attah Igala, Michael Oboni II, who died on Friday.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President extended his condolences to the deceased’s family and the Kogi State government.

The statement titled “President Buhari mourns Attah Igala, Michael Oboni II” read, “President Muhammadu Buhari expresses profound commiserations with the family, friends, and associates of His Royal Majesty, Attah Igala, Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II, over the transition of the Paramount Ruler of Igala Kingdom and President, Kogi State Council of Chiefs.

“The President also condoles with the Kogi State Government, describing the late royal father as a ‘man of peace who devoted his life and reign to the unity and progress of not only his people, but also the state and country.’

“President Buhari notes that the 27th Attah Igala will be greatly missed for his wise counsels and reputation for honesty, urging the people of his domain to sustain his achievements during his eight-year rule.

“The President prays that God will console the family of the revered foremost traditional ruler and all those who mourn him, and grant his soul eternal rest.”

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