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Military Suffers Setback As Another Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes In Adamawa

From Ganiyu Nasirudeen

The Nigerian Military has suffered another setback in its fight against the insurgents, as another Air Force fighter jet Thursday night crashed in

Adamawa, North Eastern Nigeria. Adamawa is one of the States currently facing deadly attack by the militant group.

AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondent sources indicated that the crash of M-1 35 helicopter occurred at Sangere in Girei Local Government Area of the Northern state, which is about 10 kilometre from Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

On Thursday, media reports had it that members of the vigilante groups have dislodged Boko Haram insurgents who have previously occupied Mubi town. The State Governor, James Bala Ngilari confirmed the development.

The latest jet crash is the second within three months in the fleet of the nation’s Air Force flight accident.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters has confirmed the crash as well as three casualties.

In a post Friday on its official website, NDH stated “At about 2200hours yesterday (Thursday) 13 November 2014, a ground attack helicopter on an armed patrol crashed around the Federal University of Technology Yola, Adamawa State”.

“The crew of 3 was lost in the ill-fated accident. Rescue party worked throughout the night to preserve the wreckage of the aircraft and scene of the accident for proper investigation to be carried out” affirmed the post.

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