Jos killings: NAF deploys fighter planes

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it has deployed some of its fighter jets and personnel to Jos, the Plateau State capital to curtail the senseless killings of innocent persons in the area.

It also says the deployment is to stop the possible spread of violence which erupted few days ago to other parts of the State and support security outfit of Operation SAFE HAVEN.

Director information and Public Relation Air Commodore Adesanya Olatokumbo, who made this known in a statement, said the “deployment was ordered by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in compliance with the directive of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure that an end is put to the current spate of violence and killings in the state.

The NAF spokesman, listed the deployed air assets to include the L-39ZA aircraft and the EC-135 helicopter, which he said are to provide necessary air cover to the surface forces participating in the Operation in the State.

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