Nigerian Airforce combat helicopter crash-lands in Katsina State
A Nigerian Airforce helicopter being used in an anti armed banditry operation, crashed-landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua International Airport, Katsina State Wednesday.
The Nigerian Airforce (NAF) Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola. Who confirmed the incident said it occurred about 3:pm.
According to him, the crash occurred while the helicopter was returning from an anti-armed banditry combat mission in the Northwest Theatre under Operation Hadaran Daji.
Although details are still scanty, the NAF spokesperson says no life was lost. Subsequently, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed the constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident.
The Force said it continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it strives daily to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.
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