Minister of Aviation says the plane crash appears to be fatal.
A military aircraft King Air 350 has crashed near Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.
Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s minister of Aviation confirmed the crash in a tweet, saying the plane had earlier reported engine failure.
He tweeted, “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”.
Casualty figures unknown at the time of filing in this report.