The reports that a helicopter was shot down and five people died have been dismissed as false.

The UN says its helicopter was not shot down.
Spokesperson of the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, has dismissed reports that a helicopter was shot down by terrorists in Borno State.

Some media organisations had reported that the helicopter was shot down by Boko Haram jihadists in the Banki area of Borno early on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.