Military helicopter on surveillance mission crashes in Adamawa

File Photo: Nigeria Air Force Alpha Jets.... One of them declared missing. Photo Credit: http://beegeagle.files.wordpress.com via google

A military helicopter on surveillance mission has crashed in Damare, a suburb of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa state.

A resident, Jamilu Inuwa, said he saw the chopper go down.

“The helicopter crashed in Damare,” he said. “I don’t know if it is a military plane or not.”

A Yola-based journalist however told PREMIUM TIMES he had it on good authority that the helicopter was on surveillance mission and was carrying arms and ammunition.

He said he was further told that there were some foreigners aboard.

“Immediately after the crash, soldiers were drafted to the scene to cordon off the scene,” the journalist told PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Inuwa also said the scene of the crash is not far from the temporary camp of the National Youth Service Corps which is serving as a base for the internally displaced persons [IDPs] in the state.

The spokesperson of the Defence headquarters, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, could not be reached for comments just as the  spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, Dele Alonge. They did not answer or return calls.

News of the helicopter crash came about two months after a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet, went missing during routine operations in the northern part of Adamawa State.

The Nigerian Air Force aircraft went missing on September 12.

The aircraft, an Alpha Jet (NAF 466) was involved in the counter insurgency operation against the extremist Boko Haram sect.

The whereabouts of the missing Alpha Jet had become a subject of conjectures following the inability of the Nigeria Air Force to tell Nigerians what actually happened to the fighter jet.

Boko Haram insurgents later claimed shooting the aircraft down in a video in which they appeared to slaughter one of the pilots of the missing jet.

But last week, local fishermen claimed they found wreckages of the jet in the River Benue.

The fishermen said they found the aircraft at Kwa Ine Village, Demsa Local Government, about 50 kilometers away from Yola, the Adamawa state capital.

Details later…


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  • Vandu

    Please don’t mix up things. There are at least ten (10) military aircraft now missing as at today.
    One damaged aircraft believed shot down by Boko Haram was shown in Boko Haram’s video.
    The debris of another aircraft reported by fisherrmen in Benue belong to another military aircraft.

    • Otile

      Do we really need those expensive military aircraft while there are donkeys that can penetrate Sambisa forests?

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Last time I checked, Otile was not a “donkey”!

        What are you talking about?

        I agree with you that there is no need for expensive military aircraft when we have you available!

        • Otile

          I am not going to trade insults with you anymore. There are other people of your mentality who will respond to your drools, count me out henceforth.

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  • laliga

    Nigeria military is a saboteur.

  • Smith Scott

    These are 1920 helicopter. GEJ need more money for election than upgrading Nigeria army.

    • Otile

      We don’t need helicopters to chase after people practicing their religion in its true form as it is written in their holy book. Anybody who wants to chase the molems in the North must hire some donkeys to do so. Just strap some good bombs on donkeys and unleash them in Sambisa forest where the moslem terorrists live. Cikena.

      • Hamid

        Armed Robber.I know this is the best thought that can come from u. What about the Christians leaders terrorist?

        • Alcindo Satori

          The Christian leaders you ask? They’ll rule Nigeria forever and ever!

        • Otile

          Since Saturday there have been at leas 4 armed robberies in Islamic North including one yesterday in Maiduguri where a recent graduate was snatched of his car, shot by the roadside and left for dead. Read other news networks and educate yourself. You are calling a good Christian man east of the Niger armed robber. Islam, religion of peace my foot.

          • Otile

            How can he give me a post when I am neither PDP nor APC?

      • benson

        I dont know why GEJ no give you national security adviser since,this is the best and most practical solution you have offered in years my Brother.

        • Otile

          How can he give me a post when I am neither APC nor PDP?

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Smith, it seems like training is an issue with the incessant crashes we read about in recent times.

  • Otile

    I am sorry to my people in SE SS whose resources are wasted in the desert chasing after islamists. Who is going to repay us our money? Our money have gone to corrupt military officers of the North and Northwest. What are my people in SE SS getting out of this struggle?

    Death to Islamic terrorists.

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  • warry

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