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.
A statement by the NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya, revealed that the incident, which occurred Monday, 8 January 2018, resulted in significant damage to the helicopter.
He noted that there was however, no loss of lives as a result of the incident.
“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident, in line with global best practices.
“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” the DOPRI noted.