Chief of Military Intelligence, Brig. Gen. Abdulrahman Kuliya dies in Kaduna air crash.

Chief of Military Intelligence, Brig. Gen. Abdulrahman Kuliya, was one of the victims of the aircraft crash that occurred in Kaduna on Thursday.

Kuliya, an indigene of Kano, was one of the senior military officers on the Beechcraft 350, a military aircraft belonging to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) that crashed on Thursday evening.

The army’s chief of military intelligence died alongside Chief of Army staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, and nine other officers in the incident which took place at the Kaduna Airport.

Attahiru was said to be on his way to Kaduna to attend a passing-out parade for army recruits scheduled for Saturday.

Kuliya who was appointed acting chief of military intelligence in March was Head of Department of Policy and Plans. Army Headquarters

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.

Nigeria has been mourning the demise of the 11 officers who died in the crash.

President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, among others have mourned the gallant military officers.

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.

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