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BREAKING: Military Aircraft Crashes In Kaduna — Africa Daily News

A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria's

A military plane is feared to have crashed in Kaduna State, a source told Channels Television on Friday.

The aircraft crashed at the Kaduna international airport.  The Ill-fated aircraft was said to have crashed at the airport’s runway.

It was gathered that the plane crashed on the runway, with the 12 people on board, including top military officers and crew members.

The Nigerian Air Force confirmed the incident via a statement issued shortly after the crash.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the incident occurred near the Kaduna International Airport.

“An air crash involving a @NigAirForce aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport. The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained. More details to follow soon,” he said.

The incident was said to have occurred at about 6 pm while it was raining heavily.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru is said to be among the casualties.

The officers apparently were on their way to Kaduna State ahead of tomorrow’s passing out parade of soldiers from the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria.

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