- The Nigerian Army and indeed Nigeria as whole are being thrown into a deep mourning following a tragic report of an air crash in Kaduna state
- An Airforce aircraft is reported to have crashed this evening of Friday, May 21 near the Kaduna International Airport
Information obtained from multiple sources have it that Nigeria’s current Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Attahiru Ibrahim is among the passengers on board.
Further reports have it that all passengers on board died. Following the tragic news, the Nigerian Airforce has issued a Statement.
The brief Statement issued by the Nigerian Airforce on its Twitter handle following the aircraft crash in Kaduna reads below:
“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.
Director of Public Relations and Information
On the part of Daily Nigerian, it tweeted that “BREAKING: Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff dies in plane crash. Details later…”