BREAKING: DHQ gives update on Evacuation Helicopter crash in Niger state

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) at the biweekly briefing of the Defence Media Operations on Thursday, August 17, 2023. confirmed that some men and Officers of Nigerian Army paid the supreme price in the ongoing fight against Terrorism and banditry in Niger state.
Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, disclosed this while giving a breakdown of casualties in the ambush of troops in Niger State and an evacuation helicopter that crashed on August 14, 2023.He revealed that seven soldiers were also wounded during the unfortunate ambush.
Breaking down the number of casualties, Buba added that onboard the crashed Air Force aircraft on evacuation mission were 14 previously killed soldiers, seven wounded soldiers, two pilots, and two crew members.
Explaining further on the cause of the helicopter crash,Edward Buba restated that an investigation was underway to determine the cause and urged citizens to be wary of propaganda by terrorists and remain patriotic.

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