Airforce confirm all 5 crew members of crashed Mi-35 helicopter gunship killed in Borno

The Nigerian Airforce has said that five crew members of the Mi-35 helicopter gunship which went missing while in combat against Boko Haram terrorists have been confirmed dead.
The crew members include two Pilots, two gunners and a flight technician. They are Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob – Pilot in Command, Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Paul Kilyofas – Co-Pilot, Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim – Flight Technician, Lance Corporal Adamu Nura – Gunner and Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael – Gunner. A statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of NAF Public Relations and Information said, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of the 5 crew members who were on board the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35M Helicopter which crashed in combat yesterday (Wednesday), 2 January 2019, while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion, Damasak in Borno State.

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