NAF Helicopter Down By Boko-Haram Fighters – Northern Borno Fierce Battle Continues
On Downed NAF Helicopter – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says its Fighter-Helicopter was lost in combat while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion at Damasak in Northern Borno.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information announced this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.
“The mission was part of the ongoing counter insurgency operations in the North East,’’ he said.
He said the incident occurred at about 7:45 p.m on Wednesday.
“Details of the cause of the crash are still scanty.
“As soon as the details of the crash are known, they will be made public,’’ he said.
As soon as the details of the crash are known, they will be made available to the public.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
— Nigerian Air Force (@NigAirForce) January 2, 2019