The death of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane on Friday is generating reactions from Nigerians.
VANTAGE NEWS reported that a military Beachcraft 350 aircraft had crashed at the Kaduna International Airport, claiming all eight souls onboard including Attahiru, who was recently appointed the Chief of Army Staff.
It was learnt that the ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway about 6 pm. See some reactions from Nigerians below:
The death of the Chief of Army Staff Attahiru Ibrahim and others in a plane crash is a national tragedy.May their souls Rest In https://t.co/cPqEPXiRjW deepest condolences to @HQNigerianArmy,their families and the nation.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) May 21, 2021
In a normal country, the Chief of Army Staff and the 7 others had no business dying!
Two military aircraft crashes and another disappearance in just one year were enough prompting for internal assessment of the safety of these machines and the airspace in general.
— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) May 21, 2021
Nigeria's security is poor. Chief of army staff, Ibrahim Attahiru asked questions about the funds meant for improving Nigeria's security.
Now I'm hearing he's dead. You sure say they no off this guy?
— IRUNNIA ™ (@Irunnia_) May 21, 2021
Remember there were rumors about a military takeover in Abuja? Also, with the likes of Isa Pantami in govt, nothing much would happen, even if there is an official enquiry into the death of the COAS.
The military has been compromised. May the Chief of Army Staff rest in peace!
— Mazi @FestusGreen 🇳🇬 (@FestusGreen) May 21, 2021
The news of the death of Gen Ibrahim Attahiru is quite saddening and painful.
The Chief of Army Staff dying in the middle of an active insurgency dampens the morale of the Army and the whole country.
This is sad This is terrible news.
May he RIP. And May God console his family.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) May 21, 2021
They said Shekau was killed yesterday. Today, Chief of Army Staff died in a plans crash. Dear extremists in Govt, what is going on?
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) May 21, 2021
Chief of Army Staff Attahiru Ibrahim, died with seven others in the Kaduna plane crash. Patrick Yakowa’s death is yet to be unraveled. In fact, no plane crash has ever been unraveled in Nigeria. So, was COAS actually probing the military spending under his predecessor, Buratai?
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) May 21, 2021
May the soul of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru and others on board the ill-fated aircraft rest in peace. May God console their families, friends and colleagues. Amen.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) May 21, 2021
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Attahiru Ibrahim dies in plane crash 24hrs after Abubakar Shekau was reportedly killed by ISWAP. What's happening? 😕
— Unu Amaro Kam Siri Kwado (@AfamDeluxo) May 21, 2021