Nige­ria he­li­copter crashes

Observer on Saturday - - News -

A Nige­rian Air Force (NAF) he­li­copter crashed in com­bat on Wed­nes­day night while pro­vid­ing close air sup­port to troops of 145 Bat­tal­ion at Da­masak in North­ern Borno State as the mil­i­tary con­tin­ues its fight against Boko Haram mil­i­tants, Van­guard re­ported on Thurs­day. Air Com­modore Ibikun­leDaramola,theDirec­to­rofPublic Re­la­tions and In­for­ma­tion, said the he­li­copter had ear­lier been re­ported as miss­ing had crashed into a la­goon dur­ing counter-in­sur­gency op­er­a­tions. NAF has over a dozen Rus­sian-made he­li­copters.

JOHANNESBURG -

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