A Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashed in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State on Friday.
The incident was confirmed by Edward Gabkwet, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force, in a statement issued on the same day.
According to Gabkwet, the helicopter, bearing the identification NAF MI-35P, crashed at 7:45 a.m., shortly after initiating an operation against economic saboteurs in Rivers State.
He said, all passangers on board survived the crash and sustained only minor injuries.
They are currently receiving medical attention at the NAF Medical Centre in Port Harcourt.
In response to the incident, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, the Chief of the Air Staff, is en route to Port Harcourt to assess the situation firsthand, ensure the well-being of the crew, and provide further directives, as indicated in the statement.