Lt. General Attahiru, Army Chief, Dies In Air Crash

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru has died in the air crash today while on an official trip to Kaduna.

Edward Gabkwet, NAF spokesman, confirmed the incident on Friday but did not name the casualties.

But feelers from the crash site mentioned the Chief of Military Intelligence, Major General Abdulrahman Kuliya among those feared dead.

It was reported that the incident occurred at about 6 pm when it was raining heavily, and that the aircraft had 8 people on board.

Mohammed Yerima, army spokesperson, was not immediately available to comment on the crash.

The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained by the military authorities,

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