Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru dies in a plane crash
Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, is said to have died in a military plane crash in Kaduna State on Friday, May 21, 2021. In January, Attahiru succeeded Tukur Buratai as the highest Army commander.
According to a brief statement issued by the Air Force on Friday evening, the crash occurred near Kaduna International Airport.
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. Edward Gabkwet Air Commodore Director of Public Relations and Information 21/5/21