The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday said its newly acquired
all-weather helicopter gunship, Mi-35M Super Hind, recorded its first
hit in battle against the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.
NAF aircraft Director of Public Relations and Information, Air
Commodore, Olatokunbo Adesanya said on 21 May, NAF Component of
Operation “LAFIYA DOLE” conducted an Intelligence Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in Parisu, Borno which led to serious
casualty on the side of the insurgents.
“During the ISR mission, a large structure with solar panels and flags
suspected to harbour high value insurgents was discovered, alongside
other similar structures hidden under trees.
“Accordingly, on May 22, two attack helicopters; the Mi-17 and the newly
inducted day and night, all weather gunship, Mi-35M Super Hind were
scrambled to conduct strikes on the location in succession,” he said.