Boko Haram shoots down UN helicopter, kill 3
By Samuel Ogunsona
Terrorist group, Boko Haram has killed two United Nations, (UN) officials and a little child.
The militant group shot down an unarmed UN helicopter in Bornu, the North East state where insurgents are most active.
Boko Haram extremists have been targeting civilians and Nigerians soldiers.
Some aid workers have also fallen victim of their assault.
UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon said several others were wounded in the gun down.
“A UN Humanitarian Air Service helicopter was hit by bullets during the attack. No aid workers were on board at the time and crew members are all safe,” Kallon said in a statement.
AFP quoted an official who said the aircraft was shot on its way to the Northern city of Damasak. The pilots were said to have managed to return to Maiduguri, some 150 kilometers away.
An official said UN would suspend flights for one week “to engage with government partners and conduct new risk assessments”.