Nigerian Army chief dies in military plane crash

Abuja : Nigeria Army chief Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru died in a military plane crash in the central Nigerian state of Kaduna, the Nigerian Army said.

“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 army wrote on its Twitter page late Friday.

According to the Vanguard news outlet, the death toll from the plane crash stands at 12 people.

Causes of the incident was not immediately known.

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