By Biola Adebayo
The Nigerian Airforce on Wednesday announced that one of its helicopter providing air support to troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno State is missing.
Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, made this known in series of tweet posted on verified official twitter handle of the Nigerian Air force.
Air Commodore Daramola said the helicopter was lost in combat while providing close air support to troops.
According to him “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 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 counterinsurgency operations in the North East. The incident, occurred about 7:45 pm today, 2 January 2019. Details of the cause of the crash are still scanty”.
‘As soon as the details of the crash are known, they will be made available to the public. “