Boko Haram Attack Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter conveying personnel on medical outreach

Boko Haram Attack Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter conveying personnel on medical outreach programme at Gwoza in Borno state came under attack by Boko Haram members.


Scores of B'Haram members killled as sect attacks Air Force helicopter in Gwoza
The Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa in a statement on Thursday, February 16 disclosed the attack to newsmen.

According to Famuyiwa, the Mi-17 helicopter was shot at severally by the insurgents.
Famuyiwa said that the helicopter had departed from Maiduguri enroute the venue of the two-day medical outreach programme in Gwoza when it came under attack by the insurgents.
He opined that the pilot was able to fly the helicopter safely to and from its destination to enable the outreach programme continue uninterrupted.
“Following the attack, the NAF immediately scrambled a fighter aircraft and helicopter gunship to the location between Bama and Gwoza to neutralise the threat.
“Intelligent report by ground troops confirmed scores of BHTs were killed, signifying that the air attack on the threat location was successful.
”Recall recalled that the NAF has been conducting medical outreach in the North East as part of its humanitarian support to Internally Displaced Persons.
However, there was no casualty except for an airman that sustained bullet wound.

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