Attahiru and ten other military officers died in the Friday’s plane crash in Kaduna.
Buhari’s absence at their burial on Saturday had triggered public uproar with some Nigerians accusing him of lacking empathy.
Speaking via her Twitter handle, Social media aide to the President Lauretta Onochie wrote on Monday, “For a President to be at any funeral or event outside the Presidential Villa, the event must have at least 48 hours for intelligence operatives to do surveillance and clearance before the President can go based on the Security report.
“The minimum time of 48 hours wasn’t met. In insecurity parlance, funeral ceremonies are where politically exposed persons face more risks.