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Boko Haram: NAF operations gulp 1.03m litres of fuel in 2 years — CAS

By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA—THE Nigerian Air Force, NAF, said yesterday, that its air operations against Boko Haram in the North-East has taken 1.03 million litres of aviation fuel from its reserve.

This is even as it said its aircraft involved in Operation Lafiya Dole have flown about 1077 hours so far.

The Air Force also said it was, at the moment, in a position to provide air power beyond the country.

To this end, it asked criminals with intent to cause further killings of innocent Nigerians in the North East to rethink and possibly surrender, as it vowed that its air operations would in few weeks be very hot for their comfort.

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, who disclosed this during his opening remark at a strategic meeting with Air Force Branch Chiefs, Air Officers’ Commanding and Field Commanders in Abuja, equally said he had deployed a team of medical personnel from the service to Makurdi, to attend to victims of last week’s flood in Benue State.

The strategic meeting was aimed at discussing issues bordering on the state of the Nigerian Air Force and possible ways of moving it forward.




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