Nigeria military helicopter goes down in restive northeast

The Nigerian military said one of its helicopters made an emergency landing in the restive northeast on Monday, while witnesses and a security source reported that the chopper crashed with several foreigners on board. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade said the helicopter left on a training mission at about 9:30 am (0830 GMT) from the airport in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, which is under a state of emergency because of Boko Haram’s violent uprising. He said there were five foreigners on board.

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