News - Nigerian Air Force

10 New Air Force Pilots Received At The Air Force Headquarters

1 week ago /
Security 

Ten pilots of the Nigerian Air Force have concluded their flying training programme at an aviation school in South Africa. The new flying officers were received by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar at the Air Force Headquarters in Abuja. The Air Chief told the ten officers that their new responsibility and...

Air Force Denies Involvement In Alleged Coup Plans

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has described as mischievous, the report of its involvement in the planning of a purported coup d’état to take over the reins of government. The Air Force said it considers it most ridiculous that anyone could still be fixated on the possibility of effecting a change...

FG To Distribute Food To 1.8 Million People In North-East

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it is embarking on a multi-billion naira provision and distribution of food grains, especially for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in North-East Nigeria. A statement from the spokesman for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, reveals that about 1.8m people would be reached regularly starting from Thursday,...

Air Force Bombs Boko Haram Insurgents

4 weeks ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday said its newly acquired all-weather helicopter gunship, Mi-35M Super Hind, recorded its first hit in battle against the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East. Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore, Olatokunbo Adesanya  said on  21 May, NAF Component of Operation “LAFIYA DOLE” conducted...

Air Force Restates Commitment To Protect Nigeria’s Territorial Integrity

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has pledged its support and commitment in defending the nation’s territorial integrity from both internal and external aggression. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made the pledge in Kaduna State during the Nigerian Air Force’ second quarterly meeting for commanding officers and senior personnel of...

Air Force Fighter Jets Destroy Boko Haram Logistics Base

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has destroyed emerging Boko Haram logistics base in Sambisa Forest. Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that the operation commenced when the Force component of Operation Lafiya Dole conducted an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in the Sambisa...

Air Force Jets Strike Boko Haram Artillery In Sambisa

1 month ago /
Security 

Nigerian Air Force fighter jets have successfully destroyed an artillery weapon which the Boko haram terrorists were attempting to sneak into Sambisa forest.  The Air Force surveillance aircraft while on daytime patrol in the Sambisa general area sighted the artillery piece, which was concealed under a tree. Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information,...

Aviation Minister Names Airport Concession As Next Big Thing

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

5 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

5 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

5 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...


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