Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru after his plane crashed in Kaduna.
Naija News reports that the incident occurred on Friday at the Kaduna International Airport.
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.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has also confirmed the crash of a military plane on Friday at the Kaduna International Airport.
Confirming the crash, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained but promised to release more details soon.
However, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to mourn the death of Attahiru, describing the sudden death of the Army chief as devastating.
Below are some of the reactions to the death of the Army Chief.
In a normal country, the Chief of Army Staff and the 7 others had no business dying!
Two military aircraft crashes and another disappearance in just one year were enough prompting for internal assessment of the safety of these machines and the airspace in general.
— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) May 21, 2021
BREAKING: Video At The Site Of The Plane Crash: Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru Killed In Plane Crash In Kaduna State. pic.twitter.com/F8FnL98n1x
— Somto Okonkwo (@General_Somto) May 21, 2021
Breaking: Chief of Army Staff General Ibrahim Attahiru has died in Kaduna
— Abdulbaki Jari (@Bahaushee) May 21, 2021
I hope the news about Chief of Army Staff is not true 💔
— Mohammed Jammal (@whitenigerian) May 21, 2021
The Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces, General Attahiru Ibrahim, has been killed in an air crash together with a number of his officers and aides. This is a monumental tragedy and a big blow to our nation. May their souls rest in peace & may God help Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/8rHZlPLHPE
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) May 21, 2021
Something don happen wahala. Report has it that the chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru have been killed in a Plane CRASH
— SAMKLEF ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@SAMKLEF) May 21, 2021
Not up to five months into his recent appointment as Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen Attahiru Ibrahim died in a plane crash in Kaduna along with other senior military officers.
May their souls Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/tG5d37pFUu
— Tunde Ednut (@TundeEddnut) May 21, 2021
Ibrahim Attahiru was a fine officer & brilliant gentleman. When we last saw barely 48 hrs ago, he reminded me of all the attributes why most of his officers & men saw his tenure as #COAS of @HQNigerianArmy as hopeful. This is tragic!#JannatulFirdausi
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) May 21, 2021
This news about the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Attahiru Ibrahim doesn’t look good at all. 😢
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) May 21, 2021
Chief of Army staff just died in another Military Aircraft Crash.
— Sammy Desh (@Deshysmalls) May 21, 2021
Inalilahi Inalilahi Inalilahi wa ina illaihir 💔💔raji’un i just lost my unlce in a plain crash together with the chief of Army staff😩😩😩💔💔💔please a prayer for them pop
— Huda🌹 (@hudamansur) May 21, 2021
I weep for our dear nation going through some tweet here, how on Earth do you jubilate one's death forgetting we are all mortal & you maybe next?
Rest in peace Chief of Army staff. Indeed your death is untimely, but Allah knows best. May Aljannatul firdaus be your final home pic.twitter.com/fFvXMO3yrW
— 𝐌𝕆𝐇𝐍𝐈𝐂𝐄🕸️ (@Mohnice_) May 21, 2021
Source: Naija News