- The Nigerian Air Force has deployed its two newly reactivated Mi-35P attack helicopters to support Operation Safe Haven initiated to curb killings and violence in parts of Plateau and Nasarawa states.
The NAF said on Saturday that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, ordered the “immediate deployment to Jos, Plateau State to support internal security operations under the auspices of OSH.”
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said in a statement that the deployments of air assets to the two locations would assist in the restoration of peace and security to the affected areas.
He said, “Following the re-induction of NAF Mi-35P Helicopter Gunship into service in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday, the Chief of the Air Staff has ordered its immediate deployment to Jos, Plateau State, to support Internal Security Operations.
“Similarly, another Mi-35P has been redeployed to Abuja to support internal security operations in Nasarawa State. The two aircraft and their crews have already commenced operations at their new locations.