NAF helicopter crash-lands while returning from combat mission in Katsina

NAF helicopter crash-lands while returning from combat mission in Katsina

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter has crashed while landing on its way from a military operation in Katsina.

According to the press statement by the force's public relations officer, Ibikunle Daramola, the crash happened at around 3:30pm on Wednesday, June 12. No life was lost in the incident.

Legit.ng gathers that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, as a response to the occurrence, immediately instituted a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the accident.

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A part of the release read: "A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helicopter has crashed in the process of landing while returning from an anti-armed banditry combat mission in the Northwest Theatre under Operation HADARAN DAJI.

"Details of the cause of the incident, which occurred at the Katsina Airport at about 3.30pm today, 12 June 2019, are still scanty. However, there was no loss of life, either of persons on board the helicopter or on the ground.

"The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident.

"The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians."

As at the time of writing this report, NAF said the details of the event still remain sketchy as it restated its commitment towards ensuring the safety of Nigerians and security in the nation.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that NAF took delivery of two Agusta 109 Power attack helicopters in the bid to combat terrorism in the country.

NAF disclosed the news on its twitter page on Monday, April 22, adding that the force authorities in Yola also celebrated Easter with the frontline troops in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state.

The celebration was led by the Chief of the Air Staff Abubakar on Monday, April 22.

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