Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister has reacted to the death of the Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru and his wife.A video has emerged showing the moment the aircraft conveying the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru crashed.
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Fani-Kayode described Attahiru’s death as a monumental tragedy to Nigeria.Attahiru died in an air crash on Friday.
He was aboard a military aircraft on an official trip in Kaduna.
It was gathered that Attahiru died with his aides in a plane crash on Friday evening.
It was learnt that the ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway about 6 pm.
Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria, Akin Olateru, confirmed that the eight souls died onboard.
Beachcraft 350. 8 souls on board. Unfortunately all dead,” Olateru wrote in a WhatsApp note.
Reacting, the former minister, in a tweet wrote: “The Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces, General Attahiru Ibrahim, has been killed in an air crash together with a number of his officers and aides.
“This is a monumental tragedy and a big blow to our nation. May their souls rest in peace & may God help Nigeria.”