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NAF attack helicopter crashes while providing support to troop fighting Boko Haram

Valentine Chinyem

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An helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has crashed.

The helicopter crashed on Wednesday night during counter-insurgency operations in Borno State.

This was made known by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information Headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force.

According to Daramola, the helicopter was providing air support to troops of 145 battalion at Damasak in northern Borno.

The incident occurred around 7:45pm. However, details of the incident were still sketchy at the time of filing this report.

The tweet read: “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helicopter was lost in combat while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion at Damasak in Northern Borno State. The mission was part of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East.

“The incident, occurred about 7:45 pm today, 2 January 2019. Details of the cause of the crash are still scanty. As soon as the details of the crash are known, they will be made available to the public,” the Tweet said.