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Video: Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, 10 Others Die in Air Crash

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•Presidency confirms death

Senator Iroegbu

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru has died in an air crash today while on an official trip to Kaduna, Global Sentinel can confirm.

Attahiru and seven others died in amilitary Beachcraft 350 aircraft has crashed at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday. The ill-fated aircraft reportedly crashed at the airport’s runway about 6 pm.

Even though there is not official statement from the Nigerian Army yet but PRNigeria gathered that he died with his aides in a plane crash.

Also confirming the sad development is the Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Mr.Bashir Ahmed, via his Twitter.

Ahmed also posted a picture of the chief of army staff and gave a heartbreaking reaction, saying: “painful, painful, painful:.

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Watch the video:

https://youtube.com/shorts/0-CYU-E9oLk?feature=share

https://youtube.com/shorts/pUqk3aVEJR8?feature=share

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) also confirmed the crash in a terse statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.

“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 statement read.

In the same vein, the Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau of Nigeria, Mr. Akin Olateru, confirmed that eight persons including the COAS died onboard.

COAS ENTOURAGE

1. LT GEN I ATTAHIRU.

2. BRIG GEN MI ABDULKADIR.

3. BRIG GEN OLAYINKA.

4. BRIG GEN KULIYA.

5. MAJ LA HAYAT.

6. MAJ HAMZA.

7. SGT UMAR.

CREW

8. FLT LT TO ASANIYI.

9. FLT LT AA OLUFADE.

10. SGT ADESINA.

11. ACM OYEDEPO

More detail later…


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