Chief of army staff Ibrahim Attahiru, seven others die in plane crash

The newly appointed chief of army staff Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has died in a military Beachcraft 350 plane crash at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday.

The ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway about 6 pm, claiming all eight souls onboard.

Commissioner and chief executive officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau Akin Olateru confirmed that the eight souls died onboard.

“Beachcraft 350. 8 souls on board. Unfortunately all dead,” Olateru wrote in a WhatsApp note.

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