News Online reports that General Ibrahim Attahiru, the Chief of Army Staff, has died in a plane crash.
Details of the incident are still sketchy but a military source told Daily Trust that it happened in Kaduna on Friday.
In a statement, the Nigerian Air Force confirmed that there was an accident involving one of its aircraft in Kaduna but did not go into 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,” read the statement signed by Edward Gabkwet, the force’s Director of Public Relations and Information.
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
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