Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff ,General Ibrahim Attahiru is dead. He lost his life along with seven other military officers when the military plane taking them to Kaduna crashed near the Kaduna airport on Friday, May 21 ,2021.
The Military Plane crashed short of the runway while attempting to land during heavy rain at the Kaduna Airport around 6.00PM.
12 persons on board the aircraft including the Chief of Army Staff and some top Military brass died in the tragic crash .
The Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB Nigeria, Akin Olateru, has confirmed the crash and the death of ‘ the eight souls onboard.’
The Nigerian Air Force which operated the ill-fated Beachcraft 350 Aircraft flight says it is yet to ascertain the cause of the crash