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Airforce plane fires missile into civilian building

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A Nigerian Air Force helicopter on routine patrol in Port Harcourt, River state capital yesterday fired a rocket into a building in Woji district of the city.
Residents of the area were forced to run for their lives when the missile hit the building and a Toyota Camry car as they thought they were being attacked by terrorists.
Speaking to newsmen, Commander of the Nigerian Air Force Base, Port Harcourt, Air Vice-Marshall Abba Zannah, said, that the rocket, which fell from its helicopter on patrol on Friday, destroyed a building in Woji, Port Harcourt.
In his words, “This morning, a rocket flew out of the Nigerian Air Force helicopter and destroyed a building at No 98 Woji Street, in Woji Town, Port Harcourt.''
“The helicopter was on a routine patrol of the Niger Delta creeks”, the incident occurred about 6.30 a.m. on Friday, and that no life was lost.” ?
"It was a technical error which was unusual in the system. But we are glad that no life was lost in the incident.”It was not a normal thing in the Air Force system and the outcome of the investigation will allow us take certain measures,''
The building, hit by the missile is still under construction was unoccupied at the time the missile landed on it and there were no casualties from the damage.

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