Developing reports in the Nigerian media space have it that a presidential aircraft which was given to the military recently by President Muhammadu Buhari has crashed due to lack of expertise.
Alleged photo of the aircraft at the crash scene
The Agusta AW 101, one of the presidential aircraft recently handed over to the Nigerian Air Force, has crashed at the Nigerian Air Force base in Makurdi, Benue State.
The plane, which is a medium-lift helicopter specially designed for military operations, reportedly crashed due to poor training of crew members who manned its operation, according to a report by TheNewGuru.
The rate of casualties is currently unknown and there is no official statement from the Nigerian army. The extent of the damage to aircraft is still very sketchy.
After the handover, the aircraft was repainted from the initial white and green to camouflage.