On Friday, 21 May, 2021 the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and ten others died in a plane crash. The Chief of Army staff and his entourage who were on official duties from Abuja to kaduna, were involved in the plane crash.
The unfortunate event claimed ten other lives including the members of the crew. According to reports, the plane crash was said to have occurred after landing at the Kaduna International Airport due to inclement weather. An Accident Investigations Board will be constituted to unravel the immediate and remote cause(s) of the unfortunate accident.
Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru was recently appointed on Tuesday 26th January, 2021 as the Chief of Army staff with other New Service Chiefs by the President. He was a great General who had served his country well in many capacities. His death will be a great loss to the Military and Nigeria at large.
By Metajuwa-Kuda Emmanuel