NAF Deploys Newly Reactivated MI-35P Helicopter to Jos

Details Another to Support Operations in Nasarawa State

Following the re-induction of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35P Helicopter Gunship (NAF 530) into service in Port Harcourt on Friday, 17 April 2020, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has ordered its immediate deployment to Jos, Plateau State to support Internal Security Operations under the auspices of Operation SAFE HAVEN. 

Similarly, another Mi-35P (NAF 531) has been redeployed to Abuja to support Internal Security Operations in Nasarawa State. 

In a statement obtained by The Sight News on Saturday, the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, noted that the 2 aircraft and their crews have already commenced operations at their new locations. 

The deployment of these air assets he said, is being done to add impetus to ongoing operations in the 2 locations, in order to hasten the restoration of peace and security to the affected areas.

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