A military aircraft has crashed just moments before hitting the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Confirming the incident, minister of aviation Hadi Sirika tweeted on Sunday that the aircraft reported engine failure en route Minna, Niger State capital.
“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. We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.🇳🇬🤲🏽😩,” Mr Sirika said.
Information available at press time shows that all seven passengers on board lost their lives.
Watch video from the scene of the crash below.