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.
A statement by NAF spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola, said the mission was part of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East.
“The incident, occurred about 7:45 pm today, 2nd January, 2019. Details of the cause of the crash are still scanty.
“As soon as the details of the crash are known, they will be made available to the public,” Mr Daramola, an air commodore, said.