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Army confirms death of Chief of Army Staff—Attahiru, 10 others

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, alongside ten others, in an air crash on Friday.

This was contained in an official press release issued by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima.

The statement reads:

“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.”

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