BREAKING: Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru dies in plane crash while on official duty

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

NAIJA LIVE TV reportrd that he died with his aides in a plane crash.

NAIJA LIVE TV learnt that the late Army Chief had visited the Emir of Zazzau Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli.

Fear gripped residents of communities near the Kaduna International Airport on Friday as a military plane suspected to be conveying military officers including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, has crashed in the evening in the area.

According to locals, the I’ll fated plane had exploded and got burnt completely when it touched the ground.

“All the crew members and passengers numbering 12 died in the crash,” a source at the airport told journalists in Kaduna.

According to the source ” the crew lost control of the aircraft due to sudden change of weather before the evening rain in Kaduna.”

There was no official statement from the authorities, even as heavy rain on Friday evening in Kaduna, could not allow reporters to visit the scene of the crash.

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