By Ovie Okpare
The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash on Friday in Kaduna State.
A statement by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, also confirmed that the air crash also claimed ten other military officers including crew members.
“The Nigerian Army regrets to announce the passing away of its Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen 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”, the statement read.