A personnel of the Nigerian Air Force,NAF, deployed to the North East following the Boko Haram crisis in the region, has been reportedly killed by the service helicopter in Borno State.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Mshl Sadique Abubakar inspecting the newly weaponized NAF alpha jet after test.

According to PRNigeria, the aircraftman,identified as Ganimu Umar, was said to be passing through the side of the functioning rotor when the blade chopped off his head.

The report read:”A blade of the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) helicopter has killed an aircraftman in Bama, Borno State. “PRNigeria gathered that Aircraftman (ACM) Umaru Abdul Ganimu was part of the NAF team actively engaged in counter-insurgency operation in the North East. “The incident occurred in Bama in Borno state on Saturday.

“ACM Ganimu Umar was passing through the side of the functioning rotor when the blade chopped off his head. “The aircraft was recovered and taken back to the airbase without any damage on tail rotor. “He has since been buried according to the Islamic rites at the Maimalari Military Cemetery in Maiduguri after the family members were duly informed.”

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