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Helicopter Blade Chops Off Head Of Air Chief Marshal In Borno (Photo)

The body of late Umar wrapped

Early hour of today it was reported that an Officers of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Chief Marshal Umar who was fighting insurgency at the Northeastern part of the country was said to have been killed by the rotor of an helicopter.

Kwara Reporters learned that the aircraft was said to have developed a fault.

A report by TheCable quoted an airman, who witnessed the tragic incident, to have said that the ugly incident happened at Bama in Borno state on Saturday evening.

It was gathered that late Umar, who was the co-pilot, had gone to the 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.

“The aircraft has been recovered and taken back to the airbase. No damage was found the on tail rotor,” the source said.

The report noted that the tragic incident reportedly occurred around 4 p.m on Saturday.

According to a source, family members of the deceased have been informed.

Meanwhile, the burial arrangement of late Umar was on as of the time this report was filed.

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