The site of the plane crash that killed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers has been cordoned off by soldiers.

 

The Nigerian Air Force plane crashed on Friday evening at the Kaduna International Airport leaving Attahiru, his aides and some other senior army officers dead.

 

The Manager of Kaduna Airport, Amina Salami, told Channels Television that the military authorities have taken over the crash site.

 

According to her, the soldiers have prevented civil aviation officials from gaining access to the site pending the arrival of officials of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).

 

The manager further explained that the crashed military plane was initially scheduled to land at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Mando area, but was diverted to the Kaduna Airport due to poor weather conditions.

 

Salami said that only the Accident Investigation Bureau will determine the actual cause of the crash.