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Nigerian Army Chief Reportedly Dies in Plane Crash

The Nigerian Air Force on Friday released a statement saying that one of its planes had crashed near Kaduna International Airport, adding that the cause of the incident is under investigation.

Nigerian Army Chief Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru died in an aircraft crash on Friday, according to Reuters, citing three military sources.

The country’s air force released a statement on the crash, saying that it occurred near Kaduna International Airport. 

According to the statement, the cause of the incident is as yet unknown. The air force has not provided any details on casualties or damage caused by the crash.

There has been no official statement on the report.

​No further details were immediately available.

Kaduna is a city in northwestern Nigeria, and a state capital of Kaduna State.

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