Helicopter chops off the head of a pilot in Borno

The rotor of one of the helicopters involved in the fight agains insurgents in Borno State has killed an officer simply identified as Umar.

TheCable was informed by one of the airmen who were at the scene of the incident that happened at Bama in Borno state on Saturday evening.

The aircraft was said to have developed a fault.

The deceased, who was the co-pilot, had gone to the pick his bags and on his way back, he passed through the side of the rotor which was functioning.

“Immediately his head was chopped off,” the source said.

“The aircraft has been recovered and taken back to the air base. No damage was found the on tail rotor,” the source said.

The tragic incident reportedly occurred around 4pm on Saturday.

The source said family members of the deceased have been informed while the burial arrangement was on as of the time this report was filed.

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