Newsletter Subscription


Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Nigerian helicopter crash kills four policemen

A police helicopter crashed and burst into flames in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Wednesday, killing four policemen on board, including a senior officer, authorities said.

"Four police officers, including a (deputy inspector general), were killed," police spokesman Yemi Ajayi told AFP.


Related Research on ASDReports.com:
Connected Aircraft Market Report 2015-2025

Government officials, emergency services and residents said the helicopter came down in a residential area in the Rukuba district of the city.

It was not immediately clear if there were casualties on the ground, and the cause of the crash was not yet known.

The officers' mission was not clear as well, but a joint military and police task force is deployed in Jos to contain violence between Christian and Muslim ethnic groups that has rocked the city in recent years.

Ajayi said the victims included a policeman who was last month promoted to the rank of deputy inspector general, a position held by a number of officers just below the head of the national police force.

The identities of the other victims were yet to be made public.

by Dan De Luce © 2012 AFP

Your company’s press release on ASDNews and to thousands of other journalists and editors? Use our ASDWire press release distribution service.

Source : AFP

Published on ASDNews: Mar 14, 2012

 

UAS West Symposium

Aug 26 - 27, 2015 - San Diego, United States

Register More info


MEDEVAC 2015 Conference

Oct 28 - 30, 2015 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


© 2004-2015 • ASDNews • be the first to know • contact usterms & conditionsprivacy policyadvertisingfaqs

zpsk