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No helicopter crash in Kaduna – Nigerian Air Force 
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No helicopter crash in Kaduna – Nigerian Air Force 

Jul 2, 2024

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has debunked reports of a helicopter crash in Kaduna on Monday, 1st July 2024. 

The Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, in a statement on Monday, said, “Be informed that no helicopter crash occurred. Instead, a NAF Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) experienced a mishap after take-off for a mission, at a location near Rumji Village and about 15 Km from Base.” 

The statement explained that since it is an unmanned vehicle, there were no casualties on board or on ground. 

“Preliminary investigation has since commenced to ascertain what may have caused the mishap,” the statement added. 

He stressed that Nigerians can be rest assured that the minor setback would not, in anyway, impinge on all ongoing operations. 

“It should also be pointed out that the propensity to always rush to press in the name of breaking news” without a hold of the complete facts should be discouraged. 

“This attitude should be discouraged as it negates the principle of developmental journalism, balanced reporting and fairness,” the statement further noted. 

The NAF spokesman urged the media to always seek clarification from relevant authorities before reporting issues concerning the military. 

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