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BREAKING: Nigeria Air Force Helicopter Crash in Combat with Boko Haram

A Nigeria Air Force helicopter has crashed while offering close air support to troops of 145 Battallion at Damasak in Northern Borno State.

This happened on Wednesday night and was announced by the Director of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.

He didn’t disclose the model of the helicopter or the number of troops or soldiers onboard or any casualties figure.

According to Ibikunle Daramola;

“The incident, occurred about 7:45 pm today, 2 January 2019. Details of the cause of the crash are still scanty”, he said.

“As soon as the details of the crash are known, they will be made available to the public”, Daramola added.

The loss happened hours after Daramola informed the nation that
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE destroyed a building being used as meeting venue by Boko Haram fighters near Baga in Northern Borno State.

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“The attack”, he said, “was conducted 1 Jan 2019, after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions confirmed that the building was being used as an assembly point by the terrorists. Consequently, the ATF dispatched a NAF Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the building.”

“A direct hit was recorded on the target leading to significant damage to the structure and neutralisation of the occupants”, he added.

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