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Helicopter Belonging To Nigerian Air Force Crash-lands In Katsina State

An helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Wednesday (today) crashed in its bid to land at the domestic airport in Katsina State, Nigeria.

The helicopter which was returning from an anti-banditry mission in the North-West theatre when it crashed at the airport is one of the air assets deployed for Operation Hadaran Daji.

The airport, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport, is located off Daura-Katsina Road in the state.

To confirm the development, The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, said the incident occurred around 3.30pm and the details it had on the crash were still sketchy.

Daramola insisted that there was no loss of life, “either of persons on board the helicopter or on the ground.”

The NAF director equally revealed that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, had directed the constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident.

According to Daramola, “A NAF helicopter has crashed in the process of landing while returning from an anti-banditry combat mission in the North-West Theatre under Operation Hadaran Daji. Details of the incident, which occurred at the Katsina Airport, are still scanty. 

“However, there was no loss of life, either of persons on board the helicopter or on the ground.

“The Chief of the Air Staff 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.”

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