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Nigeria’s Army Chief Dies In Air Crash

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru has died in an air crash today May 21, 2021 while on an official trip to Kaduna.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around 6pm while it was raining heavily.

The air crash involving a @NigAirForce aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport.

Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet,
Director of Public Relations and Information of the Air force said the immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained.

Reports says the Army Chief died alongside 10 others including his ADC and a Major General.

The officers were on their way to Kaduna State ahead of tomorrow’s passing out parade of soldiers from the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria.

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