BREAKING: SIX FEARED DEAD AS MILITARY JET CRASHES IN ABUJA

Six persons on board a military aircraft have been feared killed after the plane crash-landed in Abuja.

The six people comprised two crew members and four passengers.

The aircraft, a NAF201 B350, was said to be Minna, Niger State-bound when it developed an engine problem around 10:39 am.

It was said to have crash-landed at the final approach path of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport runway 22 around 10:48 am and immediately gutted fire.

Confirming the crash, Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, 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.”

At the time of this report, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) was yet to comment on the accident.

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