A helicopter belonging to Nigeria’s Special Task force has crashed in Jos, the Plateau state capital, northcentral Nigeria, killing all the four men on board, including the newly appointed Police Deputy Inspector General, Haruna John.
The helicopter crashed in a residential area, around Rukuba Road behind Jos Satellite Market as it embarked on it’s regular surveillance early Wednesday morning.
None of the four persons on board survived the crash as the helicopter burst into flames.
The National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) has confirmed the incident.
The Special task force was set up to coordinate the security of the troubled state following killing of hundreds of people.
Police sources said Haruna John who was recently promoted from Commissioner of Police to Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, was among the dead.
The identities of other officers who also died are yet to be confirmed.
“Four police officers, including a (deputy inspector general), were killed,” police spokesman said.
May their soul rest in peace...