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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru.

Attahiru and other military men died in an air crash on Friday.

A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the COAS was enroute Kaduna from Abuja when the unfortunate incident happened.

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It read, “The Nigerian Army regrets to announce the passing away of its Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru. The sad event occurred following an air crash in Kaduna which also claimed the lives of 10 other officers including the crew.

“Details of the sad incident and burial arrangements will be communicated soon.”

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