Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter conveying personnel on medical outreach programme at Gwoza came under attack by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group on Wednesday.
The MI-17 helicopter was shot severally by the insurgents. However there was no casualty except for an airman that sustained bullet wound.
The helicopter had departed from Maiduguri enroute the venue of the two-day medical outreach programme in Gwoza when it came under attack by the insurgents.
The United Nations says 8.5 million people in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
The United Nations resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon said that around 450, 000 children will suffer from acute malnutrition in Borno State alone.