Airforce Deploys Fighter Jets To Jos
In a bid to curb the brutal killings in Plateau State, the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, says it has deployed some of its fighter jets and personnel to Jos, the Plateau State capital.
The NAF Director of information and Public Relation, Air Commodore Adesanya Olatokunbo disclosed this in a statement yesterday.
NAF also noted that the deployment was to prevent reprisal attacks, halt further spread of violence, which sprang up few days ago to other parts of the state and support security outfit of Operation SAFE HAVEN.
“The deployment is also to ensure the prevention of reprisal attacks, which could escalate the conflict,” Olatokunbo said
The NAF spokesman also listed the deployed planes to include the L-39ZA aircraft and the EC-135 helicopter, which he said were to provide necessary air cover to the surface forces participating in the Operation in the state.
“The NAF has always acted in aid of civil authority, whenever called upon to do so, in line with its statutory role.
“The NAF, apart from its presence in the North East to fight Boko Haram insurgents, has also deployed its air assets and personnel in recent times to Kafachan in Southern Kaduna and Takum in Taraba State to stop incessant communal clashes.