Fausat Bello & Adebayo Fajinmi
An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has crashed in Kaduna state.
This was reported by PRNigeria, an online media which has links to Nigeria’s security institutions.
The newspaper which said the aircraft is a training aircraft said, “While details of the incident are still sketchy, sources told PRNigeria that two pilots were onboard the aircraft at the time of the incident.”
A flying officer, also a pilot that resides at the Air Force base in Kaduna, confirmed the incident to the newspaper, saying one of the two occupants of the aircraft was a trainee.
He added that details were still sketchy to insiders as senior officials are concealing the information.
This is 11 months after a NAF aircraft crashed in Kaduna.
The incident, which occurred in May 2021, involved a Beechcraft 350, and the aircraft crashed around the Kaduna international airport.
Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff, and 10 other military officers who were on board when the plane crashed, were killed.
Attahiru was said to be on his way to Kaduna to attend a passing-out parade for army recruits.
Members of the minority caucus in the House of Representatives had subsequently asked the federal government to ensure that a “system-wide investigation” is conducted into such incidents involving military aircraft in the country.