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Nigeria's army chief, Lt-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, has been killed in a plane crash in the north-western state of Kaduna, officials say.
The incident happened as the plane was trying to land in bad weather, the military said. Ten other officers, including the plane's crew also died.
President Muhammadu Buhari said he was "deeply saddened" by the crash.
Gen Attahiru, 54, only took up his post in January in an overhaul of the military's top brass.
It was part of the government's plan to boost the military's efficiency in fighting a more than decade-long jihadist insurgency.
The Nigerian Air Force said the incident happened as the plane was landing at Kaduna International Airport.

On Twitter, the president said the crash was a "mortal blow... at a time our armed forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country".
Friday's crash comes three months to the day after a Nigerian military plane crashed short of a runway in the capital Abuja, killing all seven people on board.


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Nigerian army chief dies in air force plane crash
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Nigeria's army chief, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, died in a plane crash on Friday on an official visit to the northern state of Kaduna, which has had security challenges in recent months, the presidency said.
The air force said in a statement that its plane crashed near Kaduna airport and that it was investigating the cause.
The presidency said the army general and other military officers died in the crash on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in a presidency statement, described the crash as a "mortal blow ... at a time our armed forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country."

The crash occurred three months after a small Nigerian air force passenger plane went down just outside Abuja airport following alleged engine failure, killing all seven people on board. read more
Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, has had poor air safety record in the past, although it has improved in recent years.
Buhari appointed Attahiru alongside other military chiefs in January after years of mounting criticism over spreading violence by Islamist insurgents and armed gangs.
Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province, have waged a decade-long insurgency estimated to have displaced about 2 million people and killed more than 30,000. They want to create states based on their extreme interpretation of Islamic sharia law.
 
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10 other officers, as well as the pilot were also killed.


A huge loss. If weather is such an issue, there should have been an investment to get the FLIR Upgrade to any business or commercial or military jet the military officials use. Loss of such high ranking staff can be severely detrimental to national security. It will be painful, but IMHO, This will not be a “mortal blow” to the Nigerian Military as the article above claims.

My condolences to the Nigerian people.


P.s. this is also the kind of system all Pakistani or Foreign airlines should have when flying to our Northern areas or areas of constant haziness/ high dust in the air. Mountainous terrain can be treacherous at the best of times.
 
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Which plane he is travelling in?
Some old military plane.
A huge loss. If weather is such an issue, there should have been an investment to get the FLIR Upgrade to any business or commercial or military jet the military officials use. Loss of such high ranking staff can be severely detrimental to national security. It will be painful, but IMHO, This will not be a “mortal blow” to the Nigerian Military as the article above claims.

My condolences to the Nigerian people.


P.s. this is also the kind of system all Pakistani or Foreign airlines should have when flying to our Northern areas or areas of constant haziness/ high dust in the air. Mountainous terrain can be treacherous at the best of times.
Nigeria has been trying to upgrade its current air force and civil aviation for the last decade precisely because of how old and dangerous their inventory has gotten. It's why they bought JF-17 Thunders, and Super Tucanos, but they have a long way to go.

The biggest problem that Nigeria has is that despite having a bigger economy than Pakistan, it's military and civil aviation budgets are miniscule compared to Pakistan. For a comparison, Nigeria's ENTIRE military budget is around 2 billion, which is only a 1/5 of Pakistan's military budget.
 

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A huge loss. If weather is such an issue, there should have been an investment to get the FLIR Upgrade to any business or commercial or military jet the military officials use. Loss of such high ranking staff can be severely detrimental to national security. It will be painful, but IMHO, This will not be a “mortal blow” to the Nigerian Military as the article above claims.

My condolences to the Nigerian people.


P.s. this is also the kind of system all Pakistani or Foreign airlines should have when flying to our Northern areas or areas of constant haziness/ high dust in the air. Mountainous terrain can be treacherous at the best of times.


The problem is not due to fog. There is fine dust storm called Hamatan.

The dust particles are so fine that they keep suspended in air and visibility at times reduces to few metres.

The flights remain suspended during that time. I have personally faced this issue and had to do offshore visits via boat.

I doubt the flir will assist as even modern commercial planes did not fly
 

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Which plane he is travelling in?
Must have been a JF-17 for some genius to think this news belongs in this section. 🤔

Ok, so their airforce bought JF-17, but does that mean every news regarding nigeria will be put in JF-17 section now? 🙄
 
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Must have been a JF-17 for some genius to think this new belongs in this section. 🤔

Ok, so their airforce bought JF-17, but does that mean every news regarding nigeria will be put in JF-17 section now? 🙄
Chill... We will know the model of the plane soon.

I heard the army chief is pro China for approving a large Chinese armament purchase. I know US has a close relationship with Nigeria. Maybe someone is not happy of this recent change.

The Nigeria air force chief need to take care of himself with arrival of JF-17. He maybe next to died in mystery aircrashed or car accident
 

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