Ibrahim Attahiru (Lieutenant General), Nigeria’s chief of army staff death in an air crash on Friday makes him the country’s third military chief of staff to die on duty in the last 52 years.
The incident occurred due to inclement weather as the plane was landing at the Kaduna International Airport, the armed forces said in a statement, adding that the crash “claimed the lives of 10 other officers including the crew”.
Following are the details of officers and crew:
1. LT GEN IBRAHIM ATTAHIRU Chief of Army
2. BRIG GEN MI ABDUL KADIR Chief of
Staff – COAS
3. BRIG GEN OLAYINKA Provost Marshal
4. BRIG GEN KULIYA Chief of Military
5. MAJ LA HAYAT Aide de Camp – COAS
6. MAJ HAMZA Finance Officer – COAS
7. SGT UMAR Orderly – COAS
FLT LT TO ASANIYI
FLT LT AA OLUFADE