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Nigerian military drone crashes in Kaduna

The NAF spokesman said the crash occurred while the drone took off for a mission near Rumji village in Kaduna.

• July 1, 2024
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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), popularly known as drone, crashed in Kaduna on Monday morning.

NAF spokesman Edward Gabkwet made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja, dismissing a helicopter crash.

Mr Gabkwet said the crash occurred while the drone took off for a mission near Rumji village in Kaduna. He, however, said no casualty was recorded.

“Instead, a NAF Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) experienced a mishap after take-off for a mission at a location near Rumji village and about 15 Km from Base. Since it is an unmanned vehicle, there were no casualties on board or ground,” he said.

Mr Gabkwet said a preliminary investigation had since commenced to ascertain what might have caused the mishap.

He assured Nigerians that the minor setback would not, in any way, impinge on all ongoing operations.


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