Fear gripped residents of communities near the Kaduna International Airport on Friday as a military plane suspected to be conveying military officers including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, has crashed in the evening in the area.
According to locals, the I’ll fated plane had exploded and got burnt completely when it touched the ground.
“All the crew members and passengers numbering 12 died in the crash,” a source at the airport told journalists in Kaduna.
According to the source ” the crew lost control of the aircraft due to sudden change of weather before the evening rain in Kaduna.”
The heavy rain on Friday evening in Kaduna, could not allow reporters to visit the scene of the crash.
Director Army Public Relations ,Mohammed Yerima Brigadier General later confirmed the incident by announcing through Nigeria Army official twitter handle @HQNigerianArmy
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.
Director Army Public Relations
21 May 2021
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) May 21, 2021