Military plane crashes in Kaduna, Chief of Army Staff, others on board die
The newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, six other senior military personnel have died in a plane crash that occurred near the Kaduna International Airport on Friday.
According to sources they were traveling to Kaduna State for the passing out parade ceremony of newly recruited military personnel to be held on Saturday.
The Nigeria Airforce, in a statement by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet confirmed the crash.
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The statement 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.”