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.
A statement by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunke Daramola said the incident occurred about 7:45 pm on Wednesday.
Details of the cause of the crash are still scanty, he said.
He addee that as soon as the details of the crash are known, they will be made available to the public.