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LT GENERAL IBRAHIM ATTAHIRU

A military Beachcraft 350 aircraft crashed at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday, killing everyone onboard including Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff. PUNCH learnt that the military aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway about 6 pm.

LT GENERAL IBRAHIM ATTAHIRU

Akin Olateru, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria, confirmed that eight people died onboard. “Beachcraft 350. 8 souls on board. Unfortunately all dead,” Olateru wrote. Also, the Nigerian Air Force confirmed that there was an accident involving one of its aircraft in Kaduna but did not provide details. “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 NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, said in a statement.

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