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Army confirms Attahiru, 10 others dead in military plane crash

The Nigerian Army has confirmed death of the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and ten other senior officers in a plane crash involving Nigerian Air Force aircraft near Kaduna.

The Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, who confirmed the incident said the COAS and his entourage were enroute Kaduna from Abuja when the unfortunate incident happened.

“The Nigerian Army regrets to announce the passing away of its Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru. The sad event occurred following an air crash in Kaduna which also claimed the lives of 10 other officers including the crew.

“The COAS was en route Kaduna from Abuja on Friday, 21 May, 2021 when the unfortunate incident happened.

“Details of the sad incident and burial arrangements will be communicated soon,” the statement reads.

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