News - Nigerian Air Force

Aviation Minister Names Airport Concession As Next Big Thing

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has identified the concession of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport and three others, as the next big project, after the successful rehabilitation work on the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Senator Sirika disclosed this to reporters during the induction...

NAF Offers Free Medical Services To Communities In Makurdi

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has offered free medical services to host communities in Benue State, ahead of its planned exhibition of new fighter jets on Friday in Makurdi, the state’s capital. Chairman of the Nigerian Air Force 53rd Anniversary Celebration Committee, Air Vice-Marshal Isiaka Amao, said the medical services covered all...

Air Force Establishes Cancer Center In Maiduguri

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has established a cancer screening center at the 105 Composite Group in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The centre, which is the first of its kind in the state,  was commissioned by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), who urged residents to take advantage...

Air Force Takes Delivery Of Two Russian Helicopters

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force says it has taken delivery of two MI-35m attack helicopters acquired from Russia. The Director of Operations in the Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Adebayo Amao, made the disclosure at an event in Abuja. He expressed optimism that the development would aid the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko...

Trump To Sell Attack Planes To Nigeria For Boko Haram Fight

2 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to US officials. Congress is expected to receive formal notification within weeks, setting in motion a deal...

Nigerian Air Force Engages Personnel In Combat Sports

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has described physical fitness as the cornerstone of military combat readiness in confronting insurgency. Air Marshal Abubakar stressed the need for personnel to maintain a high level of combat readiness, through constant training and keeping fit always. He said this while addressing officers...

Nigerian Troop Destroy IED Factory, Rescue Women, Children

1 month ago /
Security 

Troops have destroyed a Boko Haram Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) factory at Gombole village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno. A statement issued by the army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman in Abuja, said troops of the 103 Battalion of Operation Lafiya Dole discovered the factory during a clearance operation in...

Buhari Resumes, Sends Letter Of Resumption To NASS

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has signed a letter informing the National Assembly of his resumption of duty from Monday. This is according to Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, who posted on his Twitter page. Mr. Adesina also added the President is billed to receive a briefing from the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo who...

President Buhari Arrives Nigeria

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Buhari has returned to Nigeria, after 51 days of vacation in London, United Kingdom. Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity said President Buhari’s  plane landed in Kaduna  well after 7.am today in Kaduna, debunking earlier reports that the President flew in at about 4.am. “We are now at...

Nigerian Air Force Jets Destroy Terrorists Base In Sambisa

1 month ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force has successfully destroyed a logistics base concealed by fleeing Boko haram terrorists  in Sambisa forest. Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft tracked two fleeing terrorists to the concealed location, where they had gone to retrieve some items before fighter aircrafts were called-in for strike....

Accidental Bombing: Death Toll Rises To 90, Could Reach 170: MSF

3 months ago /
Nation 

The death toll from an accidental air strike on a refugee camp in the town of Rann has risen to around 90 people, and could be as high as 170, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement on Friday. Tuesday's strike on the northeastern town in Borno state, which had...

Accidental Bombing: Over 50 Killed As Red Cross Assures Of Continuous Support

3 months ago /
Nation 

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has vowed to continue humanitarian aids to the Northeast, Nigeria. This comes as six of the ICRC workers were among those killed in the accidental airstrike, that left over 50 people dead and many injured in Rann community, Borno State. The Red Cross said that...

Nigerian Air Force Saddened Over IDP Tragedy

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has expressed sadness over the accidental air strike that affected the Internal Displaced Persons Camp in Rann, Kala Balge area of Borno State. The accident claimed 52 lives including six Red Cross officials. About 120 people were injured. The Air Force jet was on a mission to...

Nigerian Air Force Flew 6773 Hours In 2016

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force said on Monday in Yola, Adamawa, that it flew 6773 hours in 2,105 missions and 3,534 sorties in its operations in the North-East in 2016. The Air Officer Commanding, Tactical Air Command, Nurudeen Balogun, made this known while briefing the Federal Government team and representatives of Bring...

Recent Bombings Expected In Insurgency – CAS

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, says the increasing rate of bombings in parts of Nigeria is a part and parcel of insurgency especially with the dislodgment of the Boko Haram insurgents. He, however, opined that it is not peculiar and that the military alone cannot deal with...

Army, Terrorists Clash In Rann, Borno State

3 months ago /
Nation 

Four Nigerian soldiers have been injured and at least 15 members of the Boko Haram sect were killed in a fresh clash in Rann town in Borno State. A source told  reporters that the soldiers were able to repel an attack by the terrorists early on Friday. This follows the military’s declaration...

Nigeria Air Force Promotes 78 Officers

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Council of the Nigeria Air force (NAF) has approved the promotion of 78 senior officers to the next higher ranks. The promotions comprised of 14 Air Marshals, 19 Air Commodores and 45 group captains. Those promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal include the Air component commander Operation Delta Safe,...

Air Force Investigating Alleged Murder Of Civilian By An Officer

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force says it is investigating an alleged murder of a 60-year-old civilian in Maiduguri by one of its personnel on Wednesday. Reports say the man simply identified as Ibrahim Bulama, was reportedly beaten to death by Air Force officers over a woman of easy virtue suspected to be their girlfriend...

Nigerian Air Force Strikes Boko Haram Members

7 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air force Fighter Jets Have Conducted Successful Strikes Against Boko Haram Terrorists Locations In Tumbin Giri And Tumbin Kayewa, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. In a video released by the Nigerian Air force on Sunday, some of the terrorists were seen at one of their camps where they were believed...

Troops Clear Njima Camp In Sambisa, Kill 15 Terrorists

11 months ago /
Security 

In continuation with the special clearance and rescue operations otherwise known as Operation CRACKDOWN, within the Sambisa forest, troops of 7 Division have yesterday Tuesday, 17th May 2016, cleared Boko Haram terrorists out of their Njimia camp within Sambisa forest. This was made known in a statement made available to media...


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