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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Nigeria Air Force burns through N344m to fuel airplane to battle Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force has said it burned through N344m to fuel different airplane conveyed in the battle against Boko Haram fear mongers in the North-East amongst April and June 2017.

While uncovering that an aggregate of 568 missions were led amid the period, the Air Component Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Air Commodore Tajudeen Yusuf, said that the Air Force work force flew for 1,256 hours amid the period.

He said the NAF sent four helicopters to bring 82 protected Chibok schoolgirls from Banki to Maiduguri, Borno State, on May 7.

He stated, "Our air endeavors were centered to a great extent around producing day and night insight observation surveillance and furnished reece to recognize focuses for air prohibition.

"From April to June 2017, a sum of 568 missions were directed in 1,256 hours and nine minutes by the different stages.

"For every one of these fights, 1,227,502 liters of Jet-A1 fuel and 1,273 liters of MOGAS (a review of petroleum) were expended. We spent a sum of N344, 451,630 on fuel inside the 90 days of operation.

"The air segment recorded a few accomplishments amid the period, including the lead of huge contact and compassionate effort missions. One was the extraction of Chibok schoolgirls from Banki to Maiduguri on May 7. The 82 protected Chibok schoolgirls were removed to Maiduguri utilizing the Mi-17, EC-135 and two Agusta-109 LUH helicopters.

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"Eighteen individuals from the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Department of State Services were likewise transported. All the transport missions were led in an aggregate of 16 fights, utilizing the four helicopters.''

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