Military intelligence chief among victims of aircraft crash in Kaduna
Chief of military intelligence, Abdulrahman Kuliya was one of the victims of the aircraft crash that occurred in Kaduna on Friday.
An indigene of Kano, Kuliya was one of the senior military officers on the Beechcraft 350, a military aircraft belonging to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), that crashed on Friday evening.
The army’s chief of military intelligence died alongside Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff, and nine other officers in the incident which took place near the Kaduna international airport.
Attahiru was said to be on his way to Kaduna to attend a passing-out parade for army recruits scheduled for Saturday.
Kuliya was appointed acting chief of military intelligence in March.
Before then, he was head of army headquarters, department of policy and plans.
He had also served as coordinator of the joint intelligence centre (JIC) of the theater command for operation Lafiya Dole, a military operation focused on tackling Boko Haram insurgents.
Several Nigerians have expressed shocked over the demise of the 11 officers who died in the crash.
President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, among others have mourned victims of the incident.
With the latest incident, the Nigerian military has lost 20 officers to aircraft crashes within a space of three months.
The minority caucus in the house of representatives has demanded a “system-wide investigation” into the military aircraft crashes in the country.
Meanwhile, the remains of the officers who died in the crash will be laid to rest at the national military cemetery in Abuja on Saturday.
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