By Ehi Ekhator, Naija Center News
The Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen Chris Olukolade has reported that the engineer crew member who was declared missing after the helicopter crashed in Bama on Monday has resurfaced.
In a statement signed by Mr. Olukolade, he confirmed that Flight Lieutenant NM Halilu was the only crew member that died in the crash while other two members survived.
He said ”The Engineer crew member of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter earlier declared missing has been found alive. The crew member who was declared missing when his body could not be located in the vicinity of the crash resurfaced at the military Headquarters in Maiduguri today, having trekked through the bushes after the crash.
”It is thus confirmed that Flight Lieutenant NM Halilu, Co-Pilot and Warrant Officer Augustine Nwanonenyi, the aircraft technician survived the crash while Flight Lieutenant Onyeka Nwakile was the only one lost in the crash.
”The family of the officer has been duly informed while the two survivors are in stable condition but receiving medical attention.”