A military aircraft has crashed near the airport in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
The country’s Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, announced the mishap on Twitter on Sunday February 21, 2021.
“A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. It appears to be fatal,” the Minister said in the tweet.
She added, “We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul(s) if any.”