Helicopter blade reportedly kills Air Force personnel in Borno state

Helicopter blade reportedly kills Air Force personnel in Borno state

- A co-pilot reported to be an air craft man dies after a functioning helicopter rotor fatally injured him in Bama, Borno state

- A source says the personnel was killed when he passed through the side of the functioning rotor when he was on his way back after picking his bags

An Air Force personnel involved in the counter insurgency operation at Bama in Borno state has reportedly died after the tail rotor of a helicopter chopped off his head.

The Cable reports that the personnel killed by the helicopter blade was an air craft man simply identified as Umar.

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A source said the tragic incident occurred at around 4pm on Saturday, April 6, when the deceased, who was the co-pilot a passed through the side of the functioning rotor when he was on his way back after picking his bags.

"Immediately his head was chopped off. The aircraft has been recovered and taken back to the air base. No damage was found the on tail rotor,” the source said.

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Legit.ng learnt that the family members of the deceased have been informed while the burial arrangement have begun.

In another report, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has successfully destroyed a bandits’ logistics base at Ajia in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja.

He said the ATF also neutralised dozens of the bandits at Ajia and Wonaka in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Daramola explained that the operation was executed sequel to Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating that the bandits were using a compound within Ajia as a logistics store to support their operations.

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