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Killings: NAF deploys air assets to plateau

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed an EC-135 helicopter and an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft along with an additional detachment of NAF Regiment personnel to Plateau State.

The deployment is in support of efforts aimed at quelling the crisis that recently erupted in the State and restoring normalcy.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information DOPRI, Ibukunle Daramola made this known in a Statement on Saturday.

He stated “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.

“Other NAF air assets are also available at other nearby airfields to provide additional support to hasten the process of restoring normalcy in the State.”

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