Air Force Loses Aircraft In Boko Haram Combat

Boko Haram Leader, Shekau

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has lost one of its attack helicopter, which incident occurs while providing air support to troops of 145 Battalion at Damasak, Borno State who were fighting Boko Haram insurgents.
Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the combat aircraft went missing about 7:45 pm on Wednesday, stressing that details of the cause of the crash remained scanty.
His words: “A Nigerian Air Force helicopter was lost in combat while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion at Damasak in northern Borno State. The mission was part of the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the North-East.”

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