Army Chief of Staff Ibrahim Attahiru has reportedly died in a plane crash in Kaduna, NewsPremises reports.
According to military sources, Attahiru died alongside other military chiefs who were on the same flight, military sources has confirmed.
However, the Nigerian Air Force has confirmed the incident in a statement but did not immediately mentioned the personalities onboard.
“An air crash involving a Nigerian Air Force aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport. The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained. More details to follow soon,” spokesman Edward Gabkwet said.
Mr. Attahiru was appointed Army Chief of Staff on January 26, following the resignation of his successor Tukur Buratai, he was aged 54.
The plane was the third military jet operated by the Nigerian Air Force to crash this year.