Nigerian army chief dies in plane crash

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Nigerian army chief dies in plane crash
Nigerian army chief dies in plane crash
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Abuja: A military plane crashed during a landing in Nigeria, killing all 10 people on board, including Army Chief Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Atahrio.

According to the international news agency, the passenger plane could not maintain its balance during landing at Kaduna International Airport in Nigeria and crashed near the runway, which caused a fire in the plane.

The plane was carrying senior military officials, including the country’s army chief, who were killed in the crash. The accident was reportedly caused by bad weather.

A statement from the Nigerian military said an inquiry committee had been set up to determine the cause of the crash but did not name the other military officers killed in the crash.

Nigeria’s army chief, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Atahrio, was considered a trusted ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and was appointed by the president to crack down on anti-presidential protests and insurgents in the country.

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