Adesanya said the helicopter is already carrying out armed reconnaissance missions within the Mambilla Plateau and environs.
He recalled that pockets of violence broke out recently around the Mambilla Plateau resulting in the loss of lives and property.
“The communal unrest between graziers and farmers subsequently led to the imposition of a curfew. It therefore became necessary to deploy NAF air assets towards maintaining peace and providing air cover for ground troops. So far, members of the communities have been observed to be going about their business in peace,” he stated.
In a related development, DOPRI said that another NAF helicopter will soon be deployed to Kafanchan, Kaduna State in support of the ground forces already working to maintain peace in the area.