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COAS: Trending video is NOT from Kaduna air crash site

The air crash which killed the army chief and 10 other officers, occurred on Friday evening near the Kaduna international airport.

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On Saturday, a video began to circulate on social media indicating an “eyewitness” report of the air crash that led to the death of Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff (COAS).

The air crash which killed the army chief and 10 other officers, occurred on Friday evening near the Kaduna international airport.

Attahiru was on his way to Kaduna to attend a passing-out parade for some army recruits.

In the trending video, a man is seen explaining something related to an aircraft crash incident.

The video, shared via multiple accounts on Facebook and Twitter has gathered over 300 views ,shares and Retweets.

The unidentified man, who spoke at a crash site as seen in the video, narrates how two persons escaped from a crash incident.

In the video, the man doesn’t mention anything related to the army chief or the location of the crash site.

“The thing happened. They were up (in the air), as it happened, the airplane tumbled and they used parachute, the two of them, while the plane turned its direction downwards. As it (the aircraft) was heading downwards, people were saying it was rehearsal but I told them that this is already beyond rehearsals. When it (the aircraft) fell, it blew up and resulted in fire. After that, those people landed somewhere but we don’t know the precise place,” the man narrated in pidgin.

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