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Chief Of Army Staff, Attahiru, 7 Aides Die in Air Crash



The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru has died in an air crash today while on an official trip to Kaduna.

PRNigeria gathered that he died with his aides in a plane crash.

Channels Television reports that the said plane was a training aircraft.

The Ill-fated aircraft was said to have crashed at the airport’s runway

The incident was said to have occurred at about 6 pm while it was raining heavily.

The plane was said to have crash-landed on the runway, with the eight people on board feared dead.

The Nigerian Airforce also on Friday evening confirmed that its aircraft crashed in Kaduna but did not name casualties.

In a tweet by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said: “An air crash involving a @NigAirForce aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport

“The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained. More details to follow soon,”


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