The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it had deployed aircrafts to Plateau State to stem the growing spate of violence and killings.
Director of Public Relations and Information of NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja over the weekend.
According to Air Commodore Daramola, an EC-135 helicopter and an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) were deployed.
Speaking, Daramola in the statement, said:
“The deployment of the ISR aircraft is expected to enhance intelligence gathering while the helicopter would conduct air support missions in close coordination with surface forces of Operation SAFE HAVEN.
“Meanwhile, NAF L-39 fighter aircraft, operating from Kano, have commenced armed reconnaissance missions over known flash points within the State.”
The NAF spokesman said that other NAF air assets were also available at other nearby airfields to provide additional support.
This, according to him, is to hasten the process of restoring normalcy in the violence-ridden state.
He also said an additional detachment of Regiment Personnel was deployed in support of efforts aimed at quelling the crisis to restore normalcy.
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