Black Friday as Nigerian Army confirmed death of Chief of Army staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru

The Nigerian army has confirmed the death of Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.


The army said the aircraft was enroute to Kaduna from Abuja on Friday, 21 May, when the unfortunate incident happened.

Tragedy struck on Friday when the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, died in a plane crash on his way to Kaduna for an official function.

According to a reliable source its said the incident happened about 6pm when a military Beachcraft 350 carrying him went down at the Kaduna International Airport.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, in company of his entourage, who were on official trip from Abuja to Kaduna, were involved in air mishap include

COAS ENTOURAGE

1. LT GEN I ATTAHIRU

2. BRIG GEN MI ABDULKADIR

3. BRIG GEN OLAYINKA

4. BRIG GEN KULIYA

5. MAJ LA HAYATU

6. MAJ HAMZA

7. SGT UMAR

CREW

8. FLT LT TO ASANIYI.

9. FLT LT AA OLUFADE.

10. SGT ADESINA.

11. ACM OYEDEPO.


Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the air crash that claimed the top army general and others.

A statement issued on Friday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, noted that the crash “is one mortal blow to our underbelly at a time our armed forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country.”

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