Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru died in an air crash at about 6:00 p.m. on Friday.
A military Beachcraft 350 carrying him went down at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday, claiming all passengers.
The top military officer was in Kaduna on an official trip. Attahiru’s aides also passed away.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Nigerian Air Force Director of Information confirmed the mishap in a statement.
“A 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”, the spokesman noted.
The Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau, Akin Olateru, confirmed eight people died.
“Beachcraft 350. 8 souls on board. Unfortunately all dead,”