President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new army Chief of staff following death of Major-General I. Attahiru.
DAILY GIST reports that Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers were killed on Friday in a plane crash.
It was gathered that the military officials were en route to the capital, Abuja, after making an official trip to Kaduna state.
There was no immediate information provided about what may have caused the plane crash, but The Accident Investigation Bureau(AIB), Nigeria said investigation has commenced to unravel the cause of the sad incident.
This was contained in a statement titled, ‘AIB-N To Conduct Kaduna Crash Investigation’ signed by AIB-N General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi
Attahiru had been appointed to the position earlier this year by President Muhammadu Buhari following the sack of all service chiefs.
On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced the appointment of a new Chief of Army Staff.
The new COAS is Major-General Farouk Yahaya.
This is according to a statement signed and released on Thursday by military spokesperson Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu.
Prior to his appointment Major-General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism Counter Insurgency military outfit in the North East code named Operation HADIN KAI, the statement said.