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Chief Of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru Dies In Plane Crash

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The Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru has reportedly died in a military plane crash that occurred in Kaduna State.

The incident occurred on Friday at the Kaduna International Airport according to military sources.

It was learned that the ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway about 6 pm and about eight people on board are all feared dead.

“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” read a statement from Air Force spokesman Edward Gabkwet.

According to Daily Trust there were eight persons on board the aircraft. Attahiru was appointed Chief of Army Staff on January 26, 2021.

More details later…