Nigeria’s chief of army staff, Ibrahim Attahiru killed in plane crash

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, has reportedly died, after an Air-force plane conveying him and 11 others, crashed in Kaduna State, on Friday evening, May 21.

According to reports, the plane which crashed at the Kaduna International Airport around 6pm, exploded and got burnt completely.

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Mr Attahiru was appointed chief of army staff on January 26, succeeding Tukur Buratai. He was 54.

Mr Attahiru was killed alongside other military chiefs who were on the same flight, sources said. The presidency has already been briefed about the development.

The Nigerian Air Force has now issued a statement confirming that there was a crash, but did not immediately say the personalities onboard.

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