The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that one of its helicopters currently being used in the fight against insurgency in the northeastern part of the country has crashed. A statement by Olatokunbo Adesanya, an air vice marshal and director of public relations and information, confirmed the incident saying the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-17 Helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a task.  “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-17 helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a mission in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North East. “The incident, which occurred today, 8 January 2018, resulted in significant damage to the helicopter. “There was, however, no loss of lives as a result of the incident. “The chief of the air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident, in line with global best practices

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