Bandits have claimed responsibility for the crashed surveillance helicopter in Badna, Chukuba ward of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
It is recalled that the surveillance helicopter crashed in Badna, Mina, on Monday
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, while meeting with Niger State governor in his office, Abuja, stated that weather conditions, among others, may have contributed to the helicopter crash, adding that investigation had commenced to determine the probable cause of the incident.
But terrorists, in a two-minute-and-seventeen-second video, claimed they brought down the jet using an AK-47 rifle.
The narrator in the video, who spoke in Hausa, said they belonged to Dogo Gide group, one of the notorious bandits that have been terrorizing parts of Niger State, causing the deaths of many farmers and security operatives.