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Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crashes During Combat With Boko Haram (Picture)

Nwogbunyama Emeka

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Nigerian Airforce helicopter crashed

Nigerian Airforce helicopter crashed

One of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter crashed on Wednesday night while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion at Damasak in Northern Borno State fighting against Boko Haram.

Nigerian Air Force Agusta 106 Light Utility Helicopter crashed into lagoon.

This was made known by the spokesman of the Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola on Twitter.





Daramola said the aircraft was involved in the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East.

According to the statement, the helicopter was providing air support to troops of 145 Battalion at Damasak.

Below is the statement. it reads:

“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.”

Nigerian Air Force has over a dozen of Russian made helicopters, MMil Mi-17 and Mil Mi-24 models.





 

 

 





Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.

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