NAF Helicopter Crashes In Port Harcourt

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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A helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force crashed on Friday in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

In a statement issued on Friday, NAF spokesperson Edward Gabkwet confirmed the news.

He stated that the helicopter, the NAF MI-35P, crashed at 7:45 a.m., immediately after taking off for an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.

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He went on to say that everyone on board survived with only “minor injuries.”

Gabkwet also stated that they are being treated at the NAF Medical Centre in Port Harcourt.

“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, is currently en route to Port Harcourt to access the situation for himself, see to the wellbeing of the crew, and give further directives,” the statement partly read.

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.