Nigeria Army Chief, General Ibrahim Attahiru dies in air crash
Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru died in an air crash on Friday.
The top military officer was aboard a military aircraft to Kaduna for an official trip.
DAILY POST gathered that Attahiru died with his aides.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Nigerian Air Force Director of Information confirmed the mishap in a statement
“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 spokesman noted.
Attahiru was among the Service Chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in January.
Others are General Leo Irabor – Chief of Defence Staff; Vice Admiral A. Z. Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff, and Air Marshal I. O. Amao – Chief of Air Staff.