By Lazarus Zakaa
Following the re-induction of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35P Helicopter Gunship (NAF 530) into service in Port Harcourt, the Chief of the 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 Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said “the 2 aircrafts and their crews have already commenced operations at their new locations”.
Daramola noted that 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.