Nigeria’s chief of army staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru allegedly died in an air crash while on an official trip to Kaduna.
Attahiru was appointed army chief by President Muhammadu Buhari in January.
The Nigerian Air Force confirmed that a crash occurred on Friday near Kaduna International Airport, but did not provide details.
According to Air Force spokesman Edward Gabkwet “The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained”.
The Nigerian Army is yet to make any official statement on Attahiru’s death.