Abuja - A military helicopter has crashed just days after a jet crash west of Niamey.
A statement from Nigeria's Air Force said the crash happened
on Thursday morning at its base in Port Harcourt and that the crew escaped
unharmed. Local witnesses described seeing a plume of smoke rise from the base.
The air force identified the helicopter as a Russian-made
Mi-24B attack helicopter. The statement said an investigation into the cause of
the crash has started.
On Monday, a Nigerian Air Force Alpha
jet fighter crashed 60km west of Niamey, the capital of Niger, killing two