Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (CAOS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 11 others reportedly died today in a plane crash in Kaduna International Airport with no survivors.
we gathered that the military aircraft while on its way to Kaduna crashed close to the airport with the COAS, His Wife and other aides inside the crashed plane
Military sources said Gen. Attahiru was on a trip to Kaduna. Efforts were on to locate the wreckage of the plane and evacuate the remains of the victims.
The Nigerian Air Force, in a statement by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet confirmed the crash.
The statement 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.”
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Attahiru Ibrahim dies in plane crash 24hrs after Abubakar Shekau was reportedly killed by ISWAP faction of the Boko Haram insurgents.
The military is yet to make official statement on the matter as at time of filling this report. Attahiru was appointed Chief of Army Staff on January 26, 2021.