Crash: Kaduna residents express shock, raise concerns over safety

Residents of Mando Community to Kaduna International Airport say that they are in shock about Friday’s plane crash in which Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru died alongside 10 other officers.

They also raised concerns over safety of their lives and property in their community.


A correspondent of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a follow-up to incident on Saturday reports that although residents mourned with families of the bereaved, the crash left them in shock, while they also worried over the safety of their lives.

residents urged authorities concerned to ensure proactive measures to avoid such unfortunate incidents, as well as guarantee, safety of their lives and property.

Malam Abdullahi Samaila, a servant who resides at Mando, said that crash occurred around 6p.m. as they heard a loud noise, which was accompanied smoke from a few kilometres away.

“When I heard noise, I initially thought it was an air strike but later realised unfortunate crash.

“Our wives and children are still in a of shock and have remained indoors since morning,” he said.

Samaila, who regretted sad development, urged Military and aviation authorities to develop proactive measures that would avert similar occurrence.

Also, Mr Peter Gambo who resides to Resources, Mando, told NAN that incident threw his neighborhood into a of pandemonium.

“Unfortunately, Kaduna is so volatile that any bang would easily be mistaken for an attack,” he said.

Mr Dauda Ibrahim, also a resident of Mando, prayed for the repose of those who died in the crash abd urged residents who lived in prone areas, to consider relocation, for fear of the unforeseen.

can only take consolation that it is only God that protects, no matter where you live.

“My advice for those afraid of being victims, is to simply relocate to other parts of the metropolis, otherwise continue to pray for God’s protection,” he said.(NAN)