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UPDATE: Chief Of Army Staff’s Wife Still Alive

Contrary to widespread reports that the wife or Nigeria’s army chief, Ibrahim Attahiru was also involved in Friday’s air crash, Roving Naija has gathered that she was not in the plane crash

However, Nigeria’s army chief, Ibrahim Attahiru died in an air crash while on an official trip to Kaduna with other entourages.

The Nigerian Air Force confirmed that a crash occurred but did not provide any details.

“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,” Daily Trust quoted Edward Gabkwet, the air force spokesperson, as saying in a statement.

Mr Attahiru was recently appointment army chief by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Until his appointment in January, he was the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu.

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