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Excitement as Nigerian Air Force successfully raid hideouts of armed bandits in Zamfara, many killed

Excitement as Nigerian Air Force successfully raid hideouts of armed bandits in Zamfara, many killed

Excitement as Nigerian Air Force successfully raid hideouts of armed bandits in Zamfara, many killed
NAF records breakthrough as Air Force institute graduates 258 students

NAF records breakthrough as Air Force institute graduates 258 students

The Nigerian Air Force has recorded more Research and Development (R&D) breakthroughs, which were showcased during the 47th convocation ceremony of the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Kaduna on Friday, July 27.

NAF records breakthrough as Air Force institute graduates 258 students
Major victory as Air Force finally secures NUC approval for university

Major victory as Air Force finally secures NUC approval for university

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has secured the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to commence operations, following President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the bill establishing the institution.

Major victory as Air Force finally secures NUC approval for university
FG bought 18 new aircraft for Air Force in 3 years

FG bought 18 new aircraft for Air Force in 3 years

The Chief of Air Staff, Saddique Abubakar, on Wednesday, said that the federal government bought 18 new aircraft for Nigerian Air Force from 2015 till date. He made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Zamfara governor.

FG bought 18 new aircraft for Air Force in 3 years
Nigerian Air Force achieves another feat, reactivates C-130H aircraft

Nigerian Air Force achieves another feat, reactivates C-130H aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it had successfully completed the in-house life extension programme on one of its C-130H aircraft, NAF 913. The force said the airlift capability of the service has been improved.

Nigerian Air Force achieves another feat, reactivates C-130H aircraft
NAF fighter aircraft neutralises scores of fleeing Boko Haram terrorists

NAF fighter aircraft neutralises scores of fleeing Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has successfully neutralised several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) at Bulagalaye and Kwakwa, both in Borno state, through successful air strikes.

NAF fighter aircraft neutralises scores of fleeing Boko Haram terrorists
It is not for political reasons - Nigerian Air Force reveals why plane carrying elders was refused landing in Makurdi

It is not for political reasons - Nigerian Air Force reveals why plane carrying elders was refused landing in Makurdi

The Nigerian Air Force, on Tuesday, July 17, explained why it did not allow a chartered flight conveying some elder statesmen to Makurdi, Benue state, for a summit. It said its decision was not political as claimed.

It is not for political reasons - Nigerian Air Force reveals why plane carrying elders was refused landing in Makurdi
Air chief vows to end killings in Nigeria

Air chief vows to end killings in Nigeria

The chief of air staff, air marshal Abubakar said the leadership of the Nigeria Air Force and other service chiefs will continue to work together to end the killings and other criminal activities in different parts of the country.

Air chief vows to end killings in Nigeria
Massive redeployment of top officers in Nigerian Air Force

Massive redeployment of top officers in Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the redeployment of a total of 52 senior officers comprising 16 Air Vice Marshals (AVM), 16 Air Commodores, 9 Group Captains, 7 Wing Commanders and 4 Squadron Leaders.

Massive redeployment of top officers in Nigerian Air Force
Just in: 24 hours after deadly attack on Plateau, NAF deploys combat aircraft to troubled state (photo)

Just in: 24 hours after deadly attack on Plateau, NAF deploys combat aircraft to troubled state (photo)

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Monday, June 25, deployed an Mi-35P combat helicopter and an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft to Plateau saying this is part of efforts aimed at quelling the crisis.

Just in: 24 hours after deadly attack on Plateau, NAF deploys combat aircraft to troubled state (photo)
NAF inducts MI-35P helicopter, deploys seven fighter aircraft to Benue, Taraba

NAF inducts MI-35P helicopter, deploys seven fighter aircraft to Benue, Taraba

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in continuation of the series of visits being undertaken to assess and enhance the operational effectiveness of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) units across the country.

NAF inducts MI-35P helicopter, deploys seven fighter aircraft to Benue, Taraba
2019: Air Force will assist INEC move sensitive materials to locations - CAS

2019: Air Force will assist INEC move sensitive materials to locations - CAS

The Nigerian Air Force has said it was ready to provide all necessary transport logistics to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), if the latter seeks assistance ahead of the 2019 general elections.

2019: Air Force will assist INEC move sensitive materials to locations - CAS
Nigerian Air Force rescues 3 kidnap victims in Zamfara

Nigerian Air Force rescues 3 kidnap victims in Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said it has, through its 207 Quick Response Group (QRG) in Gusau, successfully rescued three kidnap victims that had been held captive for weeks in Zurmi local government area in Zamfara.

Nigerian Air Force rescues 3 kidnap victims in Zamfara
Air Force deploys 2 helicopters to Zamfara to combat terrorism

Air Force deploys 2 helicopters to Zamfara to combat terrorism

The Nigeria Air force has deployed two helicopters to 207 Quick Response Group Air Force Base in Zamfara state to combat terrorism and beef up security. This is aimed at fighting terrorism in the Zamfara state by the FG.

Air Force deploys 2 helicopters to Zamfara to combat terrorism
Alleged hoodlums cornered, as NAF jets bomb Benue communities

Alleged hoodlums cornered, as NAF jets bomb Benue communities

Air strikes have been conducted on at least three Benue State communities, by fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force. The operation took place on Saturday, and lasted for over several hours. It is expected to continue on Sunday.

Alleged hoodlums cornered, as NAF jets bomb Benue communities
Armed bandits in trouble as NAF constructs helipads to enhance surveillance

Armed bandits in trouble as NAF constructs helipads to enhance surveillance

In its bid to curtail armed banditry and other security challenges in Zamfara state, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) constructed and on Thursday commissioned 2 new helipads at 207 Quick Response Group (207 QRG) in Gusau.

Armed bandits in trouble as NAF constructs helipads to enhance surveillance
NAF gives update on aircraft handed over by Nigeria immigration service (photos)

NAF gives update on aircraft handed over by Nigeria immigration service (photos)

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) revealed on Monday, June 4, that the ongoing reactivation of the Do-228 aircraft recently handed over to it by a sister agency, the immigration service, has reached an advanced stage.

NAF gives update on aircraft handed over by Nigeria immigration service (photos)
We will flush out regrouping militants in Lagos - NAF boss vows

We will flush out regrouping militants in Lagos - NAF boss vows

The chief of air staff, Sadique Abubakar, made the vow while speaking with journalists at the inauguration of some buildings for its personnel at 041 Communications Depot, Shasha in Lagos. He said the force will continue to flush

We will flush out regrouping militants in Lagos - NAF boss vows
Nigerian Air Force unveils new base in Plateau state, commission residential accommodations, other projects (photos)

Nigerian Air Force unveils new base in Plateau state, commission residential accommodations, other projects (photos)

The Nigerian Air Force on Monday, May 14, unveiled its new base in Kerang, Plateau state with the commissioning of newly constructed office and residential accommodations for the 205 Combat Search and Rescue Group.

Nigerian Air Force unveils new base in Plateau state, commission residential accommodations, other projects (photos)
Breaking: 1 airman killed as gunmen attack Air Force helipad in Bayelsa

Breaking: 1 airman killed as gunmen attack Air Force helipad in Bayelsa

Some unknown gunmen have attacked a Nigerian Air Force helipad located in Yenogoa, Bayelsa state capital city. The gunmen reportedly launched the attack on the guard post at the NAF helipad at Igbodene on Sunday, May 13.

Breaking: 1 airman killed as gunmen attack Air Force helipad in Bayelsa
Insecurity: Nigerian Air Force deploys 150 special forces to Taraba state

Insecurity: Nigerian Air Force deploys 150 special forces to Taraba state

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today, Sunday, May 13 deployed 150 personnel of its special forces to its newly established 23 Quick Response Wing (QRW) in Nguroje, Sarduana local government council in Taraba state.

Insecurity: Nigerian Air Force deploys 150 special forces to Taraba state
NAF graduates pioneer ab-initio student pilot trained with Super Mushshak aircraft (photos)

NAF graduates pioneer ab-initio student pilot trained with Super Mushshak aircraft (photos)

A statement by NAF spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, revealed that another set of 26 student pilots were inaugurated during the ceremony, which took place at 401 Flying Training School, NAF Base, Kaduna

NAF graduates pioneer ab-initio student pilot trained with Super Mushshak aircraft (photos)
NAF commissions new accommodation, blocks of classrooms in Ijesha (photos)

NAF commissions new accommodation, blocks of classrooms in Ijesha (photos)

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday, May 10, commissioned some newly executed projects at the 209 Quick Response Group (QRG) Ipetu Ijesha, aimed at addressing the welfare needs of the unit’s personnel and their families.

NAF commissions new accommodation, blocks of classrooms in Ijesha (photos)
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