South Asia and Beyond

Nigerian Army Chief Dies In Plane Crash

Nigeria lost its top army commander Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru in an air crash in Kaduna along with 10 other officers. Official reports attributed the crash to inclement weather. Attahiru had been recently appointed to head the operations against the Boko Haram terrorist group. Recent reports have indicated that Abubakr Shekau, head of the Boko Haram, had been seriously injured or killed.

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