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NAF Rocket Flew Out of Helicopter Destroying A Building in Nigeria

04/21/12

NAF Rocket Flew Out of Helicopter Destroying A Building in Nigeria

*NAF Rocket Flew Out of Helicopter Destroying A Building in Nigeria

-Masterweb Reports

The authorities of the Nigerian Air Force in Port Harcourt have confirmed that a rocket flew out of the Nigerian Air Force helicopter and destroyed a building at no 98 Woji Street, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The Commander of the Nigerian Air Force Base, Port Harcourt, Air Vice-Marshall Abba Zannah, gave the confirmation, when he briefed journalists in Port Harcourt on Friday.

The helicopter was said to be on routine patrol of the Niger Delta creeks, and the Commander did not disclose if it had completed its mission or not when the rocket fell off.

He said the incident occurred about 6:30am on Friday, and that no life was lost. ( Continues below….. )

An army helicopter

Photo Above: An army helicopter

"It was a technical error which was unusual in the system. But we are glad that no life was lost in the incident.

"It was not a normal thing in the Air Force system and the outcome of the investigation will allow us take certain measures,'' Zannah said on Friday.

The commander said the incident should not raise fears among the residents and appealed to them to go about their normal businesses.

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8 comments

Comment from: Ik [Visitor] Email
IkPlease, i dont believe these Airforce guys!! they know what they are doing! if only they can tell us the truth!!
04/22/12 @ 14:41
Comment from: oscar [Visitor]
oscarlast time the accidental discharg was from a jet, today it,s from a helicopter. please lets have the real news.
04/22/12 @ 14:47
Comment from: bino [Visitor] Email
binoit's unfortunate that this had to happen. Let them conclude their investigation and tell us why it happened. Meanwhile they should adequately indemnify the victims of this catastrophe.
04/22/12 @ 17:00
Comment from: Eje [Visitor]
EjeThis act was either deliberate to put fear in the mind of the Niger Dalta people , or out of ignorant. The Congress should investigate before another Boko Haram emerged in the South.
04/22/12 @ 18:42
Comment from: Ogbonna [Visitor]
OgbonnaWhat,ll happen to the building that was destroyed and where,re the occupants staying presently? Throwing stones into d market could be risky,it could nhit ur mum on d head,pls tell them to be careful
04/23/12 @ 06:51
Comment from: Chidiebere [Visitor]
ChidiebereNAF, Please tell nigerians the truth and the truth will set you free
04/23/12 @ 11:48
Comment from: Isdore, 08036161951 [Visitor] Email
Isdore, 08036161951The NAF, should tell us the truth of the matter. Terrorism in Niger Delta. Should we the Biafrans, get prepared for we don't know what the Nigerian government and the northern people are planning. Remember we are very much equal to the task in hundred fold.
04/25/12 @ 11:12
Comment from: Teejay [Visitor]
TeejayThe NAF is a respected organization as such we should wait for the outcome of the investigation.
04/25/12 @ 12:25

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