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Over 250 Confirmed Dead As Bandits Shoot Nigerian Police Helicopter In Kaduna

Suspected bandits shot at a helicopter belonging to the Nigeria Police Force, and the force killed over 250 of its members.

Over 250 Confirmed Dead As Bandits Shoot Nigerian Police Helicopter In Kaduna 1

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF), on Wednesday, stormed one of the largest operational camps of the Ansaru Terror Group and successfully neutralized over 250 high-profile members of the bandits in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.

Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba confirmed this in a press statement on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

According to him, the operation was carried out jointly with the support of the Operation Puff Adder made up of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Forces, Intelligence Response Team, Special Tactical Squad, and Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Unfortunately, during the operation, a Police Bell helicopter, which provided aerial and intelligence cover for the ground troops came under attack from the bandits using sophisticated anti-aircraft rifles and General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG).

Commendably, the pilot and the co-pilot who demonstrated uncommon courage and expertise, successfully landed the aircraft at the Air Force Base, Kaduna without further incident.

They were thereafter evacuated for medical treatment. Both officers who sustained non-life threatening injuries are currently receiving treatment and are in stable condition.

The Police helicopter has since been flown out of the Kaduna Air Force Base by Police Pilots en-route to Abuja.

 

KanyiDaily recalls the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Frank Mba had said Nigeria is one of the most beautiful places to live in the world.

According to him, despite the security challenges in Nigeria, the country is peaceful and is one of the most beautiful places to live in the world.

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