BY PRINCELY ONYENWE, IMO
The Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces, General Attahiru Ibrahim, has been killed in an air crash together with a number of his officers and aides.
This is a monumental tragedy and a big blow to our nation.
Information reaching 9News Nigeria was that the army boss was on a routine tour with some of his aides before the plane crash landed few hours ago in Kaduna.
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 at the time of this report.
Our source told us that the crashed military Beachcraft 350 aircraft boarded the chief of Army staff and his aides before it land crashed at the Kaduna International Airport at about 18,05 hrs on Friday 21-05-2021.
Recall that Mr Attahiru was recently appointment army chief by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Until his appointment in January, he was the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu.
With service number 8406, he was a member of Regular Course 35 of the Nigerian Defence Academy.
At a time, he was the Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole until he was sacked in 2017 for alleged incompetence.
The most pertinent was that under his watch, suicide bombings and attacks on military formations were on the rise.
May their souls rest in peace & may God help Nigeria.
More details will come your way. Stay tuned!!
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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