Air force attack helicopter crashes in northeast

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The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) says one of its Mi 17 combat helicopters has crashed in the northeast during a counter-insurgency operation.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, said that the helicopter had a significant damage but no life was lost.

“The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the cause of the incident,” Adesanya added.

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