A military Beachcraft 350 aircraft has crashed at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday, killing the Chief of Army Staff, Attahiru Ibrahim, and seven others on board.

According to reports, 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 on board.

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“Beachcraft 350. 8 souls on board. Unfortunately all dead,” Olateru wrote in a WhatsApp note.