Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru has died in a plane crash in Kaduna, newsheadline247 gathered from multiple results.
Attahiru who was appointed chief of army staff on January 26, succeeding Tukur Buratai died at age 54.
He died alongside other military chiefs who were on the same flight according to reports.
Newsheadline247 understands the presidency has already been briefed about the incident.
The Nigerian Air Force has also issued a statement confirming that there was a crash, but did not immediately say the personalities onboard.
“An air crash involving a Nigerian Air Force aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport. The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained. More details to follow soon,” spokesman Edward Gabkwet said.
The plane was the third military jet operated by the Nigerian Air Force to crash this year.