The Nigerian military has confirmed the crashed fighter helicopters in Damare, in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, the military spokesman, said the helicopter with call sign “Shark 23” was on a training mission before it lowered into a forceful landing. Olukolade, according to Premium Times, made the force landing four minutes after take-off at the runway end of the Yola International Airport. Olukolade was quoted as saying: “There is no casualty as all the crew members have been recovered back to base.” He also said “the Nigerian Air force Headquarters have already set up an investigative panel to unravel the circumstances leading to the incident.”
As regards the foreigners on the ill-fated helicopter, Olukolade said investigations would reveal their identities.