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.
2. You are please requested to disseminate this information through your medium for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual cooperation.
IBIKUNLE DARAMOLAAir CommodoreDirector of Public Relations and InformationNigerian Air Force