Unic Press UK: Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru of the Nigerian Army has died following the crash Friday evening of the airplane that had him and ten other military personnel on board.
Until his death, Lt Gen Attahiru, born 10 August 1966, was the Chief of Army Staff, a position he has held since since 26 January 2021 following his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement after the incident, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the Director of Army Public Relations, said: “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”