Following recent attacks and killings in Plateau and other middle belt states, the Nigerian Airforce has deployed the newly reactivated Mi-35 helicopter gunship to Jos to support ground troops of Operation Safe Haven tackle the security challenges.
This is just as another Mi-35 helicopter gunship has been deployed to Nasarawa state to support surface troops on internal security operations.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of NAF Public Relations made this known in a statement on Saturday.
He said, ” Following the re-induction of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35P Helicopter Gunship (NAF 530) into service in Port Harcourt yesterday, 17 April 2020, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has ordered its immediate deployment to Jos, Plateau State to support Internal Security Operations under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven.
“Similarly, another Mi-35P (NAF 531) has been redeployed to Abuja to support Internal Security Operations in Nasarawa State.
“The 2 aircraft and their crews have already commenced operations at their new locations.
“The deployment of these air assets is being done to add impetus to ongoing operations in the 2 locations in order to hasten the restoration of peace and security to the affected areas.
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