Suspected Boko Haram Shoot Down Helicopter, Kills 5 In Borno

Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO (North-East Bureau):

Suspected members of the terrorist sect, Boko Haram have shot down a Nigerien helicopter in Bama, Borno State.

Security source who spoke anonymously to our correspondent, said five yet to be identified passengers were killed in crash.

According to the source, the incident occurred Tuesday at about 10:am near Banki town in Bama local government area of Borno State, which is bordering Cameroon Republic.

An humanitarian aid worker, who also spoke anonymously, said when they visited the scene along with military personnel, they found out from the look of things that the attack was likely from the Boko Haram terrorists.

He said they cannot however rule out survivors for the crash.

He said from the initial finding it was discovered that the helicopter belong to the Nigerien government.

As at the time of filing this report, the terrorist group have not laid claim to the attack, also the military has not made any statement.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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