NAF helicopter crash lands in Katsina, but no casualty

A NIGERIAN Air Force (NAF) Helicopter has crash landed while returning from an anti-armed banditry combat mission in the Northwest  under Operation Hadaran Daji.

According to a press release by the Nigeria Air Force on its verified Twitter handle @NigAirForce, the incident happened at the Katsina Airport at about 3.30pm today, 12 June.

The statement said details of the cause of the incident were still scanty.

It however, disclosed that there was no loss of life, either of persons on board the helicopter or on the ground.

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Sadique Abubakar, the statement added, 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.”

The Nigeria Air Force in April joined forces in Katsina State to flush out kidnappers and armed bandits when it launched “Operation Tsaftar Daji” with the deployment of modern fighter jets.


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