A military aircraft has crashed a few yards off the runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.
In a tweet on Sunday, Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation confirmed the incident.
The minister tweeted: “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en-route Minna.
“It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of an investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.”
As of the time of filing this report, authorities of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) were yet to make statements, however, the military has given a response in reaction to the ugly incident.