An aircraft man, Umaru Abdul-Ganimu, has been killed by the blade of the Nigerian Air Force helicopter in the Bama area of Borno State.
The personnel, who was said to be actively involved in the counter-insurgency Operation Lafiya Dole, was said to be passing through the side of the functioning rotor on Saturday when the blade hit his head.
Our correspondent learnt that the ACM was supposed to give directions for the landing helicopter when he was accidentally hit by the tail rotor and died instantly.
Our correspondent gathered that his family members were contacted by the NAF authorities and his body was removed for burial at the Maimalari Military Cemetery in Maiduguri, the state capital. Read more