Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crashes In Borno

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission has crashed, the Defence Headquaters has said.

The helicopter crashed Monday afternoon due to technical fault at a location South of Bama, Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, said in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES.

The statement did not say whether anyone was killed or injured in the crash.

Mr. Olukolade, a Major General, said investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances leading to the accident.

He however said the accident was not a result “of any enemy action”.

Further details on the crash, Mr. Olukolade said, would be made known as investigation progresses.

Bama is one of the locations in the North-east state of Borno where the extremist Boko Haram sect has intensified its terrorist activities.

The Nigerian military has continued to launch ground and aerial assaults on the area to crush the terrorists.

The Boko Haram sect has killed more than 12,000 people since it began its insurgency about five years ago.



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  • Shehu


    • Enaikebi

      You are still lagging behind if you think Gej is dumbo. Say reasonable things pls.

      • Shehu

        Ok, He is clueless, inept and wicked.

        • idama

          Aboki Shehu can never see anything good in GEJ! Maybe Nyako might be responsible for this incident! Thought he is with Shekau in sambisa!!!

  • dan

    Is it a jet or a helicopter?

  • Okikiola Beckley

    Helicopter is not a jet engine aircraft.

  • Nura123

    Haba Premium Times, your reporter can’t distinguish between a jet aircraft and a helicopter? The former is a fixed-wing plane equipped with a jet engine while the latter has only a rotor.

  • Ifiok

    I like my country, we always partake in a share of the international madness, at least we have recorded a crash dingy, those helicopters that should have been recycled are used to reduce the population, my heartfelt sympathy to the injured if not killed because it must come with a casualty. May God help Nigeria!!!

  • solomon

    BAHURI will be very happy now

    • Shehu

      Why…………….? The Dumbo Jonaharam and his cronies are the ones to be happy because it’s a chance to steal more money in the name of upgrading facilities.


    Jonathaniah pple we be happy now. They will tell the Nigerian to support them in borrowing money from the World Bank for their selfish project call Security Equipment…… Dat money is for 2015 general Election not for Security apparatus… Nigerian ro nu…

  • Comfortkay

    Our Military men and women would finish this country, How old are this airplane that one of them crash?, most of the military equipment Ministry of Defence purchased are old and out- dated despite big amount allocated to the Defence Ministry every year.
    Now l can see clearly why our Military cannot fight the Boko Haram and even if we borrow 1 Billion Dollars which the next generation will have to pay back with interest, our Military Men will still buy fairly used equipment. My message to PDP is it is not how long you rule that counts but how well you govern. For PDP to leave Nigeria better than when they took over in 1999 is not possible.

  • Rommel

    Was this crash aimed at justifying the $1 billion loan request?

  • Mosaku 147

    Lie lie lie olukolade. BH don down una helicopter. When did Bama area become a training area. I use to know makurdi,kaduna and Benin.why Bama now?
    Even if Bama has now become a training area,are you suppose to train around there knowing BH has the capacity to shoot down your helicopter after they ‘bought’ AA guns from Giwa barracks in febuary.
    Olukolade,please tell your training crash story to the marines.

    • idama

      Hope u dey pop champagne!!!! Boko haram!!!!!!

  • Broodyn

    This is the more reason why the 1 billion dollar loan is needed. The military is less motivated and ill-equipped as compared to the Boko Haram. It is therefore necessary that the military is revamped for this fight against the insurgence.