The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru have died in a plane crash involving a Nigerian Air Force aircraft.
The COAS and six other military officers died near Kaduna airport where the Chief of Army Staff was billed to commission a project in one of the military formations in Kaduna State.
The Director public relations and information, Nigerian Air Force, Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed the crash in a terse statement.
He said there was an air crash involving a Nigerian Air Force plane but did not reveal identities of those on board.
However, it was gathered the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru was on board the aircraft with some other senior military officers.
Gabkwet 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,” the NAF spokesman tweeted.
- LT GEN I ATTAHIRU.
- BRIG GEN MI ABDULKADIR.
- BRIG GEN OLAYINKA.
- BRIG GEN KULIYA.
- MAJ LA HAYAT.
- MAJ HAMZA.
- SGT UMAR.
- FLT LT TO ASANIYI.
- FLT LT AA OLUFADE.
- SGT ADESINA.
- ACM OYEDEPO.