Aisha Buhari cries profusely at Lt Col Abu Ali’s grave (photos)

The death of Lt. Colonel Mohammed Abu Ali affected the entire country greatly. It is not surprising therefore that the Nigerian first lady Mrs Aisha Buhari, commiserated with the families of late soldier and six others who died on the battle field.

Aisha Buhari seated with Toyin Saraki

Aisha Buhari seated with Toyin Saraki at the burial

She was among the various dignitaries at the burial and she offered her condolences to the families during the burial of the soldiers on Monday, November 7 at the military cemetery in Abuja.

The mood was charged with emotion as Mrs Buhari also gave way to tears during the burial proceeding while also interacting with the families of the slain soldiers.

Speaking through tears she said that the late Lt. Col. Abu-Ali and his colleagues died as heroes and would forever remain in her mind and the minds of Nigerians.

Aisha Buhari consoling

Aisha Buhari consoling the family of the bereaved

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According to Vanguard, Mrs Buhari commended the efforts of Lt.-Col. Abu-Ali and his colleagues for the successful return of some of the Chibok girls and other persons held in captivity by the insurgents.

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She also prayed for the souls of the slain soldiers while making it clear that  late Lt.-Col. Abu-Ali and his colleagues paid the supreme price.

Aisha Buhari

Toyin Saraki is holding the hand of one of the affected children

Mrs Buhari was accompanied by Mrs Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President. She went on to say that the soldiers laid their lives for peace and security in the North East.

With her in her entourage were Mrs Nana Shettima, Mrs Zainab Bagudu and Mrs Rashidat Bello, the wives of Borno, Kebbi and Kogi state governors,respectively, as well as wives of some ministers.

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Aisha Buhari consolling one of the slains soldiers parent

During the ceremony, the families of the slain soldiers were later presented with the National Gorail for fallen heroes by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

There are more photos of the sad burial here. And here is a video of the burial proceedings:

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