Air force officers involved in the fight against insurgency in Nigeria witnessed a sad occurrence on Sunday as the rotor of a helicopter killed an Air Chief Marshal identified as Umar.
According to Concise News, an airman who witnessed the tragic incident said it 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 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, according to The Cable.
“The aircraft has been recovered and taken back to the airbase. No damage was found on the tail rotor.”
The tragic incident reportedly occurred around 4 pm on Saturday.
The source said family members of the deceased had been informed and the burial arrangement was ongoing at the time of publishing this report.
Source: Concise News