By Raphael Jov
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today, 25 June 2018, deployed an Mi-35P combat helicopter and an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft to Plateau State.
According to Air Vice Marshal, Olatokunbo Asesanya, the Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force, in support of efforts aimed at quelling the crisis that recently erupted in the State and restoring normalcy.
“The deployment of the ISR aircraft is expected to enhance intelligence gathering while the combat helicopter would conduct armed reconnaissance and other combat air support operations in close coordination with surface forces deployed to the State.
“Meanwhile, other NAF air assets are available at nearby alternate airfields to hasten the process of restoring normalcy in the State, as might be necessary”, the statement added.