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Nigerian Air Force helicopter suffers mishap

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-17 Helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a mission in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North East.

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A statement on Monday by Air Force spokesman Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said the incident, which occurred today, 8 January 2018, resulted in significant damage to the helicopter.

He said there was no loss of lives as a result of the incident,  adding that,  The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident, in line with global best practices.

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He said 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.  

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