Tag: Nigerian Airforce

In Kaduna, bandits have killed some Nigerian Air Force personnel in an ambush

Bandits have killed some Nigerian Air Force personnel in an ambush in Kaduna State. The incident occured, on Saturday, when the troops of the 271 NAF detachment foiled an ambush set up by a group of over 100 bandits at Ungwan Laya near Birnin Gwari. in a statement on Saturday,[Read More…]

Nigerian Airforce arrests officers in a viral video flogging Osun residents

The Nigerian airforce says officers captured in a video meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha, Osun State have been arrested. A viral video across social media had shown some officers of the Nigerian Air Force brutalizing citizens for defaulting[Read More…]

Family of late Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, not convinced with NAF’s explanation – demand investigation

Damilola Adegboye, the immediate elder sister of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, has demanded a thorough investigation. Adeboyega, in an interview with PUNCH Newspaper, said the family is not convinced with NAF’s explanation. The Nigeria Air Force had released a statement saying Tolulope, 25, died when she[Read More…]

As Coronavirus spread, Nigerian Airforce airlifts medical materials donated by Jack Ma to Abuja

The Nigerian Air Force on Wednesday, said it has airlifted medical materials donated by the Jack Ma Foundation in China fro. The Murtalla Mohammed International Airport Lagos to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore[Read More…]

Adamawa Villages Bombed By Nigerian Air Force, 23 Killed

Nigerian Air Force killed at least 35 people in attacks on villages in the northeastern state of Adamawa in December, Amnesty International claimed in a report released today. Air Force spokesman Olatokunbo Adesanya denied the Air Force had bombed any locations in the region or fired shots targeting people, saying[Read More…]

Nigerian Air force Aircraft Crashes In Kaduna

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Beetle Aircraft today crashed in Kaduna while on a mission. The only soul on board the aircraft, one of the NAF’s experienced instructor pilots, was unfortunately lost during the mishap. The cause of the incident is unknown but the Chief of the Air Staff[Read More…]

Airforce Chief Inspects Operational Facilities for Counter-Terrorism

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, today, alongside selected Branch Chiefs at Headquarters Nigerian Air Force (NAF), undertook visits to operational facilities at the Nigerian Air Force Bases in Makurdi and Kainji. The essence of the visit was to monitor the state of the facilities,[Read More…]

Nigerian Airforce Reacts To Allegations of Coup Plans

MISCHIEVOUS ALLEGATION OF INVOLVEMENT OF NIGERIAN AIR FORCE IN PURPORTED COUP PLANS The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to a mischievous allegation by an online media organization of the NAF’s involvement in the planning of a purported coup d’état to take over the reins of[Read More…]

236 Died In Nigerian Air Force Bombing Of IDPs Camp, Not 70 – Local Gov’t Boss Says

As many as 236 people may have been killed in the botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for civilians displaced by the unrest, a local official told AFP on Saturday. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Friday had said the death toll from Tuesday’s strike on[Read More…]

Nigerian Airforce Finally Deploys Contingent for Gambia Operation

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed to Senegal as part of Nigerian contingent of Economic Community of West African States Military Intervention in Gambia (ECOMIG) – a standby force tasked by ECOWAS Heads of State to enforce the December 1, 2016 election mandate in the The Gambia. The NAF[Read More…]