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Military Helicopter Crashes Amidst Fight Against Boko Haram

A Nigeria Air Force Helicopter reportedly crashed yesterday night while providing air support for troops fighting insurgents in Damasak, Borno State.

Military authorities confirmed the development on Twitter late yesterday.

The tweets by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigeria Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said details of the clash were still unclear.

The tweet reads: “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.”

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