October 28, 2021

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Twelve People Including Nigerian Army Head Killed In A Plane Crash

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Twelve people, including the head of the Nigerian Army, are killed in a plane crash. Ibrahim Attahiru died along with several of his collaborators in the incident.

The twelve people who were traveling on a Nigerian Air Force plane , including Army Chief Ibrahim Attahiru, died on Friday after it crashed near the Kaduna airport in the north of the country.

The Air Force spokesman, Edward Gabkwet, has released the news through the armed institution’s Twitter account and has communicated that the causes of the accident are still being investigated, which, according to his account, occurred near the Kaduna International Airport . Some Nigerian media , such as the newspaper ‘Punch’, report that the collision would have taken place on one of the airport’s runways.

Among the victims of the accident were some of Attahiru’s collaborators, who had been appointed head of the Army last January.

For his part, the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has stated that he is “deeply saddened” by the accident and has conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased , as reported by state television NTA.

Along these lines, Buhari has affirmed that this event is “a mortal blow” for Nigeria at a time when the Armed Forces are “prepared to put an end to the security challenges facing the country.” Finally, he has described the victims as “heroes” who have paid “the highest price for peace and security on earth” and has assured that “they will not die in vain”.

Twelve people, including the head of the Nigerian Army, are killed in a plane crash. Ibrahim Attahiru died along with several of his collaborators in the incident.

The twelve people who were traveling on a Nigerian Air Force plane , including Army Chief Ibrahim Attahiru, died on Friday after it crashed near the Kaduna airport in the north of the country.

The Air Force spokesman, Edward Gabkwet, has released the news through the armed institution’s Twitter account and has communicated that the causes of the accident are still being investigated, which, according to his account, occurred near the Kaduna International Airport . Some Nigerian media , such as the newspaper ‘Punch’, report that the collision would have taken place on one of the airport’s runways.

Among the victims of the accident were some of Attahiru’s collaborators, who had been appointed head of the Army last January.

For his part, the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has stated that he is “deeply saddened” by the accident and has conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased , as reported by state television NTA.

Along these lines, Buhari has affirmed that this event is “a mortal blow” for Nigeria at a time when the Armed Forces are “prepared to put an end to the security challenges facing the country.” Finally, he has described the victims as “heroes” who have paid “the highest price for peace and security on earth” and has assured that “they will not die in vain”.

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