12th June, 2019
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helicopter has crashed in the process of landing while returning from an anti-armed banditry combat mission in the Northwest Theatre under Operation HADARAN DAJI in Katsina State.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, said details of the cause of the incident, which occurred at the Katsina Airport at about 3.30pm on Wednesday, 12 June 2019, were still scanty.
“However, there was no loss of life, either of persons on board the helicopter or on the ground.
“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident. The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general public as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians,” he said.