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Port Harcourt Resident Fear Terrorist Attack… As Rocket Razes Building

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Residents in the Woji area of Port Harcourt were on Friday, forced to run for their lives, when a flying object fell from the sky and destroyed a Toyota Camry and a building located on No 98 Woji Street, in Woji Town. Eyewitness told our reporters that many of the inhabitants in

the area, thought that they were under a 'terrorist attack', and took to their heels. However, the flying object was later confirmed to be rocket.

Speaking to our correspondent, Air Vice-Marshall Abba Zannah , Commander of the Nigerian Air Force Base, Port Harcourt, 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,''

Air Vice-Marshall Abba Zannah stated the incident shouldn`t raise fears among the residents and appealed to them to go about their businesses. He stressed that the cause of the incident was being investigated.