Two days ago, the Boko Haram terrorist group attacked a Nigerian Air Force helicopter which was conveying personnel on medical outreach programme at Gwoza, injuring an airman.
According to the Nigerian Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa who confirmed the attack in a recent statement, he said that;
“The Mi-17 helicopter was shot at severally by the insurgents however there was no casualty except for an airman that sustained bullet wound.”
“The helicopter had departed from Maiduguri enroute the venue of the 2-day medical outreach programme in Gwoza when it came under attack by the insurgents.
“Nevertheless, the pilot was able to fly the helicopter safely to and from its destination to enable the outreach programme continue uninterrupted.”
“Following the attack, the NAF immediately scrambled a fighter aircraft and helicopter gunship to the location between Bama and Gwoza to neutralise the threat.
He further stated that the counter attack launched by the military immediately yielded positively as many of the terrorists were killed.