A Nigerien helicopter has been allegedly gunned down by suspected Boko Haram members in Borno state.
According to The Nation, a security source said that five passengers of the helicopter are feared dead.
“The helicopter was said to be hovering around the Banki area around the Bama axis and it was shut down by the insurgents, the five occupants all perished,” the source said.
The incident was said to have occurred in the morning of Tuesday, around 10.00 am.
The Nigeria Army is yet to make a statement concerning the incident.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relation, Col Sagir Isa could not respond to the call from our correspondent.