Boko Haram attacks NAF’s chopper


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A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter conveying personnel on medical outreach to Gwoza, Borno State, yesterday came under attack from Boko Haram.

The Mi-17 helicopter was shot at several times by the insurgents. An airman was injured.

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The helicopter left Maiduguri enroute Gwoza, the venue of a two-day medical outreach programme, when it came under attack by the insurgents.

The pilot, however, flew the helicopter to safety.

NAF spokesman Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said following the attack, a helicopter gunship was deployed at the location between Bama and Gwoza to neutralise the threat.

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“Intelligence report by ground troops confirmed scores of terrorists were killed, signifying that the air attack on the threat location was successful,” he said.

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