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Military plane crashes in Kaduna

A military plane is feared to have crashed in Kaduna State, a source told Channels Television on Friday.

The training aircraft crashed at the Kaduna international airport.  The Ill-fated aircraft was said to have crashed at the airport’s runway.

The plane crashed on the runway, with the eight people on board, feared dead.

The Nigerian Air Force confirmed the incident via a statement issued shortly after the crash.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the incident occurred near the Kaduna International Airport.

“An air crash involving a @NigAirForce aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport. The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained. More details to follow soon,” he said.

The incident was said to have occurred at about 6 pm while it was raining heavily.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru is said to be among the casualties.

The officers apparently were on their way to Kaduna State ahead of tomorrow’s passing out parade of soldiers from the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria.

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