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    Air force ‘bombs’ Boko Haram inside Sambisa forest

Air force ‘bombs’ Boko Haram inside Sambisa forest

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it has blown off a building used as a meeting venue by Boko Haram insurgents in Boboshe area of Sambisa forest in Borno state.In a statement issued on Monday, Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, said many of the insurgents were killed during the aerial attack on Sunday.According to Daramola, the attack [...]

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    Buhari: We’ve made tremendous progress in degrading Boko Haram

Buhari: We’ve made tremendous progress in degrading Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country has recorded tremendous progress in degrading Boko Haram insurgents.Buhari made the claim while inaugurating 111 cadets into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) as pilot officers at the NAF base in Kaduna.The president who was represented by Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, said those trying to destabilise the country have been frustrated.He asked the [...]

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    NAF ‘destroys’ ISWAP training camp in Borno

NAF ‘destroys’ ISWAP training camp in Borno

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it destroyed a major Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) logistics base and training camp at Kusuma on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno.Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Daramola said the operation was executed on Wednesday by the air task-force of Operation [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ kill two airmen in Kaduna

‘Bandits’ kill two airmen in Kaduna

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it lost two of its personnel in a gun duel with bandits at Kawan Pole Waya in Kaduna state.Ibikunle Daramola, director of NAF’s public relations and information, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.According to Daramola, the incident occurred on Monday when troops of 271 NAF detachment dismounted an ambush set up by [...]

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    Shake-up in air force, commander replaced

Shake-up in air force, commander replaced

The Nigerian air force has announced the appointment of Precious Amadi, an air commodore, as the new commander of air task force commander of Operation Lafiya Dole.Lafiya Dole is the military operation set up to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, made this known in a statement in Abuja, on Wednesday.He [...]

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    Coalition tackles reps for summoning Buhari

Coalition tackles reps for summoning Buhari

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has kicked against the summon of President Muhammadu Buhari by the house of representatives.The coalition instead said the lawmakers ought to commend the president and security agencies over "recent success" recorded over bandits and extremists in Zamfara and Yobe states.Addressing reporters on Thursday, Peremobowei Success, board of trustees (BoT) chairman, commended Buhari and the military for [...]

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    72 senior officers redeployed in air force shake-up

72 senior officers redeployed in air force shake-up

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it has redeployed 72 senior officers for operational efficiency and effectiveness.Ibikunle Daramola, NAF’s spokesperson, said the officers comprised 27 air vice-marshal (AVMs), 30 air commodores, eight group captains, four wing commanders and three squadron leaders.He said prominent among those affected by the new postings are; Emmanuel Anebi, who is now the chief of policy [...]

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    Air force unveils identities of personnel killed in Borno crash

Air force unveils identities of personnel killed in Borno crash

The Nigerian air force (NAF) has confirmed that five of its troops died in the helicopter crash which occurred at Damasak in Borno state on Wednesday.The aircraft crashed while providing support to troops of 145 battalion during an operation against Boko Haram insurgents.According to a statement by Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, the victims included two pilots and three [...]

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    Air force: Badeh was provided security befitting a four-star general

Air force: Badeh was provided security befitting a four-star general

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says adequate security was provided for Alex Badeh, the former chief of defence staff (CDS) who was killed by gunmen while en route to his farm on Abuja-Keffi road.Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, says erroneous reports and comments being spread about the incident could have adverse effects on the conduct of [...]

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    Air strikes ‘kill’ Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

Air strikes ‘kill’ Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian air force says it has killed some Boko Haram insurgents at Parisu and Takwala, both in Borno state.Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday that the operation was conducted on Friday through air strikes.“The mission followed the discovery, by NAF Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, of activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the two [...]

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    US finalises sales of warplanes to Nigeria

US finalises sales of warplanes to Nigeria

Stuart Symington, United States (US) ambassador to Nigeria, has presented letters of offer and acceptance (LOA) to the Nigerian air force (NAF) for the planned sale of the A29 Super Tucano warplane.The presentation was made to Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, at NAF headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.In April, the US government approved the sale of 12 Super Tucano [...]

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    Air force ‘bombs large gathering of insurgents’ in Borno

Air force ‘bombs large gathering of insurgents’ in Borno

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it has neutralised a "large gathering" of Boko Haram insurgents in Bogumeri and Gwoza areas of Borno state.In a statement on Tuesday, Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF spokesman, said the insurgents were killed during NAF aerial attacks in the areas.He said while the first attack was on November 24 in Bogumeri, the second one took place [...]

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    Air force bombs ‘gathering of insurgents’ in Borno

Air force bombs ‘gathering of insurgents’ in Borno

The Nigerian air force says it has neutralised and set ablaze insurgents’ structures in Urga area near Konduga, Borno state.In a statement on Saturday, Olatokunbo Adesanua, director of public relations and information, NAF headquarters, said troops under Operation Lafiya Dole carried out an aerial attack in the area."Previous intelligence reports, gathered through intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions by NAF [...]

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    Air force to deploy k-9 dogs to airports

Air force to deploy k-9 dogs to airports

Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, has revealed the plan of the air force to deploy special dog unit (K-9) to improve security in airports nationwide.He said this while addressing officers of the Yola air force base involved in the fight against insurgency.K-9 dogs are dogs specifically trained to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel.Abubakar also said some NAF personnel [...]

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    NAF: We restored peace in Gambia… how can we support coup?

NAF: We restored peace in Gambia… how can we support coup?

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF)  says it is not involved in any military coup plot in the country.In a statement issued on Thursday by Olatokunbo Adesanya, its spokesperson, NAF pledged its allegiance to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian government.It was reacting to a publication credited to an online medium which alleged that the force is involved in the planning [...]

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    Boko Haram: NAF acquires dogs to detect IEDs

Boko Haram: NAF acquires dogs to detect IEDs

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it has acquired 20 security dogs trained to detect improvised explosive devices (IED) and other ammunition to enhance the war against insurgency.Olatokunbo Adesanya, the director of public relations and information, NAF, confirmed this on Thursday.He said 12 soldiers have been trained to handle the dogs."Considering the security challenges currently being faced in the country, [...]

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