NAF helicopter crashes at Chukuba village in Niger State

A Nigerian Air Force MI-171 Helicopter on a casualty evacuation mission crashed today, 14 August 2023 at about 1.00pm near Chukuba Village in Niger State.

The aircraft had departed Zungeru Primary School enroute Kaduna but was later discovered to have crashed near Chukuba Village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

A terse statement signed by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet ,the
Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force said
efforts are currently ongoing to rescue the crew and passengers on board the helicopter.

While preliminary investigations have commenced to determine the probable cause of the crash.