Another Military Jet Crash-Landed In Akure-NAF Sources. A "Nigerian Air Force" aircraft crash-landed in Akure while heading for Owerri in order to aid military operations within the South-East region. (Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters). According to SaharaReporters, top NAF sources disclosed that the incident happened a week before the late Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru died in a jet crash in Kaduna State.
Army names Nwachukwu as new spokesman Nigerian army has named Onyema Nwachukwu, a brigadier general, as its new spokesman. He takes over from Muhammed Yerima, also a brigadier general, who was appointed in February by the late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru. Before his appointment, Mr Nwachukwu was the acting director of defence information at the defence headquarters.
Nigerians will never forget the late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru who lost his life in a fatal plane crash that took place the penultimate Friday. The sad incident cost the lives of Attahiru and 10 other top military officials who embarked on that journey to Kaduna State with him.
On Thursday, May 27, President Muhammadu appointed Major General Farouq Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS). The appointment followed the death of the former COAS, Ibrahim Attahiru, in a plane crash. Major General Farouq Yahaya assumes command as Chief of Army Staff.
The Nigerian soldiers have apprehended suspects in their operation against the terrorist group known as Boko Haram in the Northeast of Nigeria. The apprehended individuals were suspected to be fuel suppliers and petrol dealers frequently patronized by the terrorist group known as Boko Haram. Their hideouts, stores and shops were thoroughly searched by the Nigerian troops who found evidence identifying the suspects as fuel dealers and suppliers to Boko Haram group in the region.
The Nigerian Army has named Onyema Nwachukwu, a brigadier general as its new spokesperson. Mr. Nwachukwu takes over from Mohammed Yarima who is also a brigadier general, who was appointed on February by the late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash at Kaduna.
Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash along with other senior military officers a crew members of the ill- fated plane in Kaduna.
(Photo Credit: Naija News and Peoples Gazette.) Nigerian Air Force Jet Crash-Lands In Akure. A Nigerian Air Force ATR 42 aircraft has crash-landed in Akure, Ondo State capital while heading for Owerri, Imo State to aid military operations in the South-East region. According to "Sahara Reporters", top NAF sources disclosed that the incident happened a week before the late Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, died in a jet crash in Kaduna State.
On Tuesday, Senate President Ahmed Lawan condemned the recent spate of killings of Nigerians across the country, which he blamed on the country's rising security challenges. After the Senate had observed a minute silence six times in memory of certain Nigerians who had died, he expressed his dissatisfaction on the floor of the house in his final remarks.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, on Friday,28th May, 2021, paid a condolence visit to the bereaved family of the late Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru who died some months ago in a plane crash in Kaduna. Senator Akpabio, accompanied by some officials from the ministry of Niger Delta, consoled the bereaved family in their residence in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, the immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has made it known that President Muhammadu Buhari is a nepotistic and sectional leader. Going further, the Ohanaeze chieftain insisted that the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has divided the country. According to Daily Post report, Ibegbu made this disclosure while reacting to the appointment of Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.
It was mixed reactions that greeted the announcement of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the replacement of late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru who died alongside other military officers in an air crash last weekend. The arguments have been between merit and equity, which should be given priority by the federal government in appointing individuals into offices.
Nigerians are still mourning the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru together with other 3 generals, and the remaining people in his entourage. They are killed as a result of a plane crash in Kaduna. Few days later, President Muhammadu Buhari through the honourable minister of defense, General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) announced Major General Yusuf as the new COAS who will takeover from where late General Attahiru stopped.
More than 10 Major Generals of the Nigerian Army are set to go on compulsory retirement, due to the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the New Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Farouk Yahaya was appointed yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari, to replace the late Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash few days ago, alongside 10 other military officers, in Kaduna State.
The Nigerian Air Force stated that despite recent NAF accidents, including the accident that killed Army Chief of Staff Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers last Friday, the pilot's ability should not be questioned. Last Friday, a NAF Beechcraft King Air 350i crashed at the civilian airport in Kaduna, the pilot was diverted from the military airport due to bad weather.
Following the demise of Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari appointed Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff. However, in a statement which was confirmed by the Director of Army Relations, M. Yerima, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya addressed the senior army leadership in Abuja on Monday.
Why We Allowed Younger Pilots To Fly Army Chief, Others – NAF The Nigerian Air Force on Friday noted why its pilots should not be questioned over recent NAF plane crashes, including the crash which led to the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military officers.
Death is inevitable and is something that will happen to everyone. We are just in May 2021 and Nigeria has recorded the death of some PROMINENT Nigerians that will forever be missed. Beneath is a list of some BIG NIGERIANS that passed away barely Five months into 2021.
Plane Crash Report in Ondo Debunked By Airforce The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has debunked reports making round in the internet suggesting that there has been another plane crash in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The denial was found in a statement issued by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.
Days after COAS, Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other ranking officers were laid to rest at the Military cementary in Abuja, Nigerian Air Force has now revealed reason why they allowed the younger officers to fly VIPs, dignitaries in the country. Recall that, after the recent crash, many Nigerians have been questioning why senior and experienced pilots are not being deployed to fly dignitaries and top generals.