Chief of Army Staff,Attahiru killed in Plane Crash

The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru has been killed in a plane crash in Kaduna. The Army general was travelling with other military chiefs when the crash occurred,GISTMASTER gathered. Latest update shows that the wife of the COAS, Mrs Fati Attahiru did not die in the place crash as was not there with them. She is the president of Nigerian Army officers’ Wives Association.

Mr Attahiru was appointed chief of army staff on January 26, succeeding Tukur Buratai. He died at the age of 54. According to his profile, he was born in Doka,Kaduna North. He attended Nigeria Defense Academy and Nigerian Army Command and Staff College, Jaji.

Mr Attahiru was killed alongside other military chiefs who were on the same flight, sources said. The presidency has already been briefed about the development.

Names of all those on board the crashed plane in Kaduna are

COAS ENTOURAGE

  1. LT GEN I ATTAHIRU.
  2. BRIG GEN MI ABDULKADIR.
  3. BRIG GEN OLAYINKA.
  4. BRIG GEN KULIYA.
  5. MAJ LA HAYAT.
  6. MAJ HAMZA.
  7. SGT UMAR.

CREW

  1. FLT LT TO ASANIYI.
  2. FLT LT AA OLUFADE.
  3. SGT ADESINA.
  4. ACM OYEDEPO.

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