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Nigeria Mourns As Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru, seven others die in Kaduna plane crash

Few hours ago, a military Beachcraft 350 plane crashed at Kaduna International Airport, killing all eight people on board, including Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, the recently appointed Chief of Army Staff.

The ill-fated plane crashed near the airport’s runway at 6 p.m., according to the PUNCH.

Akin Olateru, the Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau’s Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, revealed that eight people died on board.

Also, the Nigerian Air Force confirmed that there was an accident involving one of its aircraft in Kaduna but did not provide details.

“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,” the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, said in a statement.

Details later…

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