The Nigerian Air Force crash that took place on the 31st May, 2021 may forever remain in the minds of most Nigerians, and this is because of the lives who were lost. The tragic moment saw some of Nigeria's most dedicated and brilliant soldiers fall victim to the horrible crash near the Kaduna international airport.
The death of Ibrahim Attahiru (Former Chief Of Army Staff) in a plane crash that happened in Kaduna has caused many arguments within the country. A lot of people asked the federal government to investigate the real cause of the plane crash that killed Attahiru. (Photo Credit: Afriknews).
Politicians are normal human beings and they can be moved to tears whenever they are pained. Many Nigerian Politicians had been seen shedding tears in public for different reasons. Some were seen shedding tears due to elections, some was due to the sorry state of their people, while some was because of the insecurity in the country.
The Nigeria Accident Investigation Bureau submitted its interim report to the Nigerian Air Force on the crash that claimed the lives of 11 servicemen, including a serving Chief of Staff, Lt. -General Ibrahim Attahiru, May 31, 2021. The investigator also listed 27 initial results and eight safety recommendations for immediate implementation.
Some people in the South East have the perception that late Chief of Army Staff, General Ibrahim Attahiru was against the Igbos during his time as the Army Chief. I personally noticed it after the news broke that he died in the military plane crash that happened in Kaduna State.
Nigeria have lost so many dignitaries in the past and in recent times, but the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, General Attahiru, alongside other officers precisely on the 21st of May 2021, was indeed a tragic moment for Nigerians. According to reports from the Nigerian Army's Headquarter, the accident happened as a result of bad weather.
Recall that some weeks ago, the new chief of the Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, came into power after the death of Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash. This was a critical period for him because there was a high rate of terrorism in Japan at the time.
Following the news of the Air force aircraft, King Air 350, that crashed, leading to the death of Chief of army staff, Mr Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has subsequently submitted an interim report. According to a statement disclosed by the Chief of Air Staff, Mr. Akin after presenting the report to the Chief of Air staff, Mr Isayaka Amao on Wednesday, "he said the report contained 27 findings, and eight recommendations for immediate implementation."
The Nigerian military has received about 1,500 commanders and members of Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the last four months. The figure comprises those who dropped their arms under the late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, and his successor, Faruk Yahaya, "Daily Post" learnt.
Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru was the late Nigerian Chief of Army staff who died in the May 2021 NAF air crash near Kaduna international airport. The late Army general was born on 10 August, 1966 in Doka, Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State. He was a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy and Nigerian Army School of Infantry.
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.
Photo Credit: Google 1, 500 Boko Haram, ISWAP Members Surrender In 4 Months The Nigerian military has received about 1,500 commanders and members of Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the last four months. Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria
The senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army staff following the death of the predecessor, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash near Kaduna International Airport. The President had last week, written a letter to the senate for the confirmation of his appointment of Major General Yahaya.
Lieutenant General Yahaya has been decorated with a new rank today at about 10:00 am before Wednesday's Federal Executive council (FEC). The ceremony took place at the First Lady’s Conference Room, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Lt Gen Yahaya takes over from late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a military plane crash on May 21 along with other military officers.
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya with a new rank of Lieutenant General. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yahaya takes over from former Chief of Army Staff, late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a military plane crash along with ten military officers in Kaduna on May.
Farouk Yahaya (born January 5, 1966) was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on 27 May 2021 after the death of the previous Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a Beechcraft King Air 350i plane crash near Kaduna International airport. He is a Major General of the Nigerian Army and the current Chief of Army Staff.
Image source : channelstv.com The Nigerian army did a very commendable thing today which is the 30th of June 2021, they observed the 40th day prayer in honour of the former chief of Army Staff, and the 10 other military personnel who lost their lives in the plane crash that happened in the 21th of May 2021.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has approached President Muhammadu Buhari, VP Yemi Osinbajo and other striking characters in the nation to abstain from flying personal luxury planes forthcoming the result of an exhaustive examination concerning an airforce plane accident that happened on Friday killing Nigeria's Chief of Army, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and a few others.
Major General Farouk Yahaya, Chief of Army Staff, has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, spoke to the crowd at the presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria's capital. After his successor, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, died in a plane crash in Kaduna State, Buhari named Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff at the end of May 2021.
Following the confirmation of the Senate some days ago, the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya has been decorated with the new rank of a Lieutenant General. General Faruk was today decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari and assisted by vice president Yemi Osibanjo. Amongst those in attendance were some cabinet members of the president.