No Officer Died In Air Force Helicopter Crash – NAF Spokesperson

No Officer Died In Air Force Helicopter Crash – NAF Spokesperson

By Wires Editor | The Trent on January 9, 2018
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FILE: Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, the chief of air staff in Nigeria

The Nigerian Airforce had announced that there was no casualty in its helicopter crash of Monday, January 8, 2017 in the North East.

A statement released by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-17 Helicopter suffered a mishap while undertaking a mission in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North East.

“The incident, which occurred, January 8, 2018, resulted in significant damage to the helicopter. There was, however, no loss of lives as a result of the incident,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident, in line with global best practices.

“The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general populace as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians,” Adesanya said


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