Armed men shot down police helicopter in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state

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We have reports that a police patrol helicopter has been shot by bandits in Kuduru village of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, North-West Nigeria.

The helicopter which was on surveillance operations in the area was attacked on Wednesday at about 11.20am.

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AIT sources from the Nigeria security community say the incident left the pilot and co-pilot injured and they are currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Kaduna.

The Police helicopter has since been flown out of the Kaduna Air Force Base by Police Pilots en-route to Abuja.

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Source: AIT

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