Nigeria: Army chief dies in air force plane crash

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Eleven crew and officers aboard a Nigerian military plane were killed Friday when it crashed in northwestern Kaduna state, according to media reports.

The dead included army chief Lieut. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

The air force said in a statement that its plane crashed near Kaduna airport and that it was investigating the cause.

The presidency said the army general and other military officers died in the crash on Friday.

President Muhammadu Buhari, in a presidency statement, described the crash as a "mortal blow ... at a time our armed forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country."

The crash occurred three months after a small Nigerian air force passenger plane went down just outside Abuja airport following alleged engine failure, killing all seven people on board. read more

Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, has had poor air safety record in the past, although it has improved in recent years.

Buhari appointed Attahiru alongside other military chiefs in January after years of mounting criticism over spreading violence by Islamist insurgents and armed gangs.

Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province, have waged a decade-long insurgency estimated to have displaced about 2 million people and killed more than 30,000. They want to create states based on their extreme interpretation of Islamic sharia law.
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Zeus1

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Mfano mzuri gwanda letu Tanzania lina ukijani ulio iva kiasi kutokana na Uoto wa sehem kubwa wa nchi ya Tanzania , hivyo bas hii itawapelekea wako kuweza kujificha dhid ya adui endapo kama kuna vita.
Numekuelewa mkuu
 

koncho77

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Mkuu wa majeshi ya Nigeria Luteni Jenerali Ibrahim Attahiru, amefariki dunia katika ajali ya ndege iliyoanguka katika jimbo la kaskazini magharibi mwa nchi hiyo la Kaduna.
Rais Muhammadu Buhari amesema amesikitishwa sana.

Inalillah wainalillah rajiun

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rr3

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Wanajeshi wa Nigeria mabishoo Kama wa Saudi Arabia tu ..... Jina kuuuubwa jeshi halina kitu.

Si ajabu hata ametolewa kiaina na watawala.
 

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