Touchaheart blog reports that Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru, has died in a plane crash.

He was among those who lost their lives in Kaduna airport crash.

The incident occurred on Friday, May 21 around 6pm Nigerian time.

Details of the incident are still sketchy but a military said that it happened in Kaduna on Friday

In a statement, the Nigerian Air Force confirmed that there was an accident involving one of its aircraft in Kaduna but did not go into details.

“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.”

Touchaheart blog reports that some of Mr Attahiru’s aides also died in the crash.

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