With deep regrets we report that the crew members died on board the Mi-35M Helicopter, which crashed in combat while providing air support for ground troops in Damasak, Borno state.
The deceased personnel, whose remains have been recovered to Maiduguri, are:
1.) Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob – Pilot in Command.
2.) Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Paul Kilyofas – Co-Pilot.
3.) Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim – Flight Technician.
4.) Lance Corporal Adamu Nura – Gunner.
5.) Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael – Gunner.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar was in Maiduguri today, 3 January 2019, to convey the condolences of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammed Buhari, to personnel of the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE over the unfortunate loss.
May their perfect souls rest in peace. Amen.