BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS SHOOT DOWN POLICE HELICOPTER IN KADUNA SCORES DEAD.

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Suspended bandits and kidnappers have shot down a helicopter belonging to the Nigeria Police Force, just as the force neutralized over 250 terrorists during an operation in Keduru Forest of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state. In a statement on Wednesday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba said the terrorist attacked the police using sophisticated anti-aircraft rifles and General-Purpose Machine Gun, GPMG, during an operation on Wednesday.

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BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS SHOOT DOWN POLICE HELICOPTER IN KADUNA SCORES DEAD.
BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS SHOOT DOWN POLICE HELICOPTER IN KADUNA SCORES DEAD.

The statement read in part: “Unfortunately, during the operation, a police bell helicopter, which provided aerials and intelligence cover for the ground troops came under attack from the bandits using sophisticated anti-aircraft rifles and GPMG. “Commendably, the pilot and the co-pilot who demonstrate 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 Kaduna Air Force Base by police pilot’s en-route to Abuja.”
Mr Mba added the raid was conducted by the special operatives of Operation Puff Adder of Nigeria Police Force, backed by the Special Forces of the Police Airwing. According to him, the operation commenced in the early hours of today (Wednesday). The operation which commenced in the early hours of today, 5th

February 2020, was carried out by a combined team of operatives of Operation Puff Adder made up of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Force Intelligence Response Teams (IRT), Special Titicaca Squad (STS) and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The operation was necessitated by actionable intelligence terror and criminal element in the upper camp to series of terror-related violence, Kidnappings, gun-running, cattle rustling and other heinous crimes across the country,” the statement added.

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