News - Nigerian Air Force

New Airforce Pilots Winged

4 days ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force says the delivery of ten new trainer aircraft will go a long way in boosting indigenous training of pilots and aircraft technicians among other things in the country. The chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Abuja during the winging ceremony of eleven...

Nigerian Air Force Receive New Trainer Air Craft

1 week ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force has received the second batch of Super Mushshak trainer aircraft that the Federal Government ordered from Pakistan. The five aircraft were flown to Nigeria by the Pakistan Air Force, and received by the NAF Chief of Logistics, Air Vice Marshal Bello Garba.  The brand new trainer air craft...

Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Suffers Mishap

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a mission in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North East. Air Force spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that the incident resulted in significant damage to the helicopter. There was, however, no loss of...

"OUR Platforms Have Located And Struck Several Boko Haram Terrorists Hideouts In The Northeast" - NAF

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force says its platforms have located and struck several Boko Haram terrorists hideouts in the Northeast in the ongoing combined operations against the insurgents. Air Force Spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that Locations affected include: Njimia, in the Sambisa general area, where...

United States Ambassador Presents Letter Of Offer And Acceptance For Super Tucano Aircraft To Nigerian Air Force

3 weeks ago /
Security 

The United States  Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has presented the Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) in respect of the A29 Super Tucano Aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force . The LOA represents the official US Government offer to sell US defence articles and services to the Nigerian Government. Speaking...

Troops Kill 20 Boko Haram Members, Recover Weapons

1 month ago /
Nation 

Troops serving under the Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State have killed 20 Boko Haram members and uncovered deadly weapons from them. A statement from the Deputy Director Public Relations, Colonel Timothy Antigha, on Wednesday, said the soldiers were able to arrest 17 of the sect members while rescuing over 100...

NEMA Seeks Inter-Agency Collaboration To Reduce Road Crashes

1 month ago /
Nation 

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA says inter-agency collaboration is required to ensure drastic reduction in road crashes. Abuja operations coordinator of the agency, Bitrus Samuel made the remark at an “experience sharing exercise on mass causality with key players. Sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FCT Command, Wobin Ayuba said the...

 

Nigerian Air Force Graduates Another Set Of Fighter Pilots In Kano

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) graduated four fighter pilots from its 403 flying training school (403 fts) Kano, in furtherance of the human capacity development efforts of the current NAF leadership. The young pilots commenced training at 403 fts in Kano in 2016, as part of jet training course 1, after...

NAF Denies Open Letter To Finance Minister

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disassociated itself, from the content of a letter in a recent publication titled “Boko Haram open letter to finance minister” which was reportedly written by one “wing commander AA Abubakar” of Minna, Niger State, said to be a retied NAF officer. NAF in a statement...

Operation Deep Punch: Troops Clear More Terrorist Hideouts

2 months ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops on Operation Lafiya Dole have cleared more bokoharam hideouts, following information that the some of the terrorists were massing up on the fringes of the Sambisa forest. The operation was part of clearance efforts under Operation Deep Punch, currently been conducted by Army troops in collaboration with the...

Borno Police Arrest Gang Of Car Thieves

2 months ago /
Security 

4 members of a 5-man gang, who specialise in the theft of motor vehicles in Maiduguri and other states of the country, have been arrested by the Borno state police command. The arrests were made by the special anti-robbery operatives, SARS in Maiduguri and Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.   The arrests were...

Shekau’s Wife Feared Dead After Airstrikes On Durwawa

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force says available Intelligence indicates that the wife of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, Mallama Fitdasi, may have been killed in recent successful airstrikes on Durwawa settlement, near Konduga. Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said in a...

Nigeria Airforce Strikes Boko Haram Camps

3 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force says it has carried out two bomb attacks on boko haram camps in the Urga area close to Kondiga in Borno state. It said the attacks followed reports from its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission which indicated the presence of a large number of Boko Haram terrorists...

Nigeria AirForce Partners NASENI On Local Maintenance Training

3 months ago /
Nation 

In a bid to intensify its capacity building efforts, the Nigerian Air Force has completed the training of some of its personnel in various fields at the national agency for science and engineering infrastructure (NASENI). The training which took place at the seven centres in NASENI, was aimed at further raising...

Air Force Assures On Abia Security

3 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has solicited the assistance of the Nigerian Air Force in aerial surveillance of the region to prevent destruction of national assets. A statement from the Air Force signed by the director of public relations, air commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, indicated that the governor made the request...

Nigeria And Jordan Air Force Partnership

3 months ago /
Security 

The Jordanian government says it is committed to working with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism. The Commander of the Royal Jordanian Air Force, Majos General Yousef Al-Hnaity, said this in Abuja at the commencement of a week long visit to the Nigerian Air Force to deliberate on areas of support and...

Nigerian Air Force Deploys Air Assets In Support Of Exercise Egwu Eke II

4 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force has deployed some of its air assets, including the Alpha Jet aircraft, to its 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt, to support the ongoing Nigerian Army Exercise EGWU EKE II, also known as PYTHON DANCE. Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore...

Nigerian Air Force Trains Special Forces

4 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force has graduated one hundred and fifty personnel who have undergone a Special Forces training conducted by an Israeli firm. Director of Air Force Public Relations, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said in a statement that their Combined Graduation Ceremony held at the Regiment Training Centre in Kaduna...

Air Force Restrategises On Boko Haram

4 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force says it is expanding its efforts in fighting Boko Haram through strategic human capacity development. The chief of air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar  said this in Abuja at the third quarter conference  with principal staff officers conference and field commanders. Air Marshal Abubakar noted that the meeting...

Nigerian Air Force Pilot In Plane Crash Buried In Abuja

4 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force pilot who died in a plane crash has been laid to rest with full military honours. Group Captain Gabriel Adanu Ochai was buried in the presence of family and friends at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.Speakers at his interment ceremony described him as an exceptional officer...


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