Hadi Sirika announced the development in a tweet on Sunday, saying the accident appeared to be fatal.

A King Air 350 military aircraft has crashed on the runway in Abuja. This was announced by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

He shared this in a tweet on Sunday, saying the accident appears to be fatal.

He said, “A King Air 350 military aircraft has just crashed just outside our airstrip in Abuja after reporting engine failure en route to Minna.

“It seems to be fatal. We should remain calm and await the outcome of the military investigation while praying for the departed soul(s), if any.”

Details later…