A report by BBC Pidgin states that the Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of the Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru, in the military plane crash in Kaduna on Friday evening, May 21.
The news media stated that the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Yerima Mohammed, confirmed Attahiru’s death.
A statement posted on the official Twitter page of the Nigerian Army has also confirmed the tragic development.
Wothappen.com gathers that 10 others, including the crew, also died alongside the COAS.
The statement reads:
“The Nigerian Army regrets to announce the passing away of its Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru. The sad event occurred following an air crash in Kaduna which also claimed the lives of 10 other officers including the crew.
“The COAS was enroute Kaduna from Abuja on Friday, 21 May, 2021 when the unfortunate incident happened. Details of the sad incident and burial arrangements will be communicated soon.”