June 4, 2021
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Questions are being raised after a Nigerian Navy chopper (NNJI3) was found in a forest in the South-West region.

DAILY POST could not ascertain the exact state but an informant disclosed that locals saw and recorded the helicopter on Thursday June 3.

The accuracy of the date is yet to be verified. The footage is generating comments and conspiracies on social media.

There are speculations as to whether the aircraft was on an official mission amid the security challenges in the country.

Apart from full military operations, the Navy collaborates with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

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The Navy provides regular patrol and escort support for NIMASA in line with the mandate of their partnership.

A source close to military chiefs said the chopper might have been on a trip legally assigned.

“If the number starts with NN, it belongs to the Navy. My guess is there are pipelines in the area. The Navy conducts aerial surveillance too.

“If intelligence had indicated a situation that needed to be monitored, pilots would be dispatched immediately to carry out an assessment”, he explained.

Director of Naval Information, Commodore Suleman Dahun did not take calls as at press time.

This is a developing story and will be updated when the military reacts.

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