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Boko Haram Shoots UN Airplane Down In Borno

Not less than two civilians together with a five-year-old baby had been killed and an support helicopter despatched by the United Nations, broken after Boko Haram fighters shot at it.

NaijaNews learnt the aircraft was shot whereas approaching Damasak on Thursday.

It was famous that not one of the crew members had been harm, however the fatalities and several other others who had been injured had been on floor.

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This was made identified by UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon .

UN Humanitarian Air Service helicopter was hit by bullets through the assault. No support staff had been on board on the time and crew members are all protected,” Kallon mentioned in a press release.

A UN communication seen by AFP mentioned the plane was shot because it approached Damasak and the pilots managed to fly again to regional capital Maiduguri 150 kilometres (90 miles) away.

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The memo mentioned the UN was suspending rotational flights for one week “to interact with authorities companions and conduct new threat assessments”.

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