NAF Officers Deployed To South East As Nigerian Army Demands Air Backup

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September 19, 2017 – NAF Officers Deployed To South East As Nigerian Army Demands Air Support

The Nigerian Air Force has joined the Operation Python Dance II campaign in the Southeast by deploying its air assets in support of the ground troops.

The NAF said the deployment of the air assets was not only based on the request of the Nigerian Army for air support but inevitable due to the wide expanse of the exercise area.

A statement on Tuesday night by the Director of Information and Public Relations of the NAF, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said “the essence of the deployment is to provide the necessary air cover to the ground troops to enhance overall operational cohesion and efficiency.”

The statement supported with video footage showed two Alpha Jet Aircrafts on aerial surveillance of the coverage area.

The statement reads:

“In line with its commitment to national peace and security, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed some of its air assets, including the Alpha Jet aircraft, to its 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt, to support the ongoing Nigerian Army’s Exercise EGWU EKE II (PYTHON DANCE II).
“The essence of the deployment is to provide the necessary air cover to the ground troops to enhance overall operational cohesion and efficiency.
“It would be recalled the operation began officially on 15 September 2017 and was planned to cover the entire South East Region of the country.
“The wide expanse of the exercise area and the request by the Nigerian Army for close air support made the involvement of the NAF inevitable.
“Exercise EGWU EKE II is aimed at combatting security challenges in the Southeastern part of the country.
“The deployment of the air assets in support of the Nigerian Army is thus in fulfillment of one of the constitutional mandates of the NAF.”

4 thoughts on “NAF Officers Deployed To South East As Nigerian Army Demands Air Backup

  1. WEAK NIGERIAN MILITARY AND AIR FORCE, COMMON BOKO BOYS HAVE YOU GUYS DEFEATED AND WEAKEN THE MORE. PYTHON DANCE TO AN UNARMED PEOPLE, TAKE YOUR PYTHON DANCE TO A REAL BATTLE AREAS LIKE SAMBISA AND THE LESS…ARMY DEMANDING AIR BACKUP FOR WHAT?
    THERE’S NO NEED FOR THE MILITARY EXERCISE IN THE SOUTH EAST PERIOD!
    THIS COUNTRY IS GETTING CONFUSED THE MORE HONESTLY.

  2. Biafra will destroy those toys, If it has gone to this level of threat to the South East People. It is an indication that South East is not part of federal republic Nigeria anymore.
    We will fight until the last blood drop. South East against Nigeria republic. The commandos trained in Israel are already on ground.
    If Nigeria republic trigger up the Dance, we will all dance to see who the python is…

  3. very [email protected] it real. just wondering if there is more to this military overcrowding of the south eastern region. Are the northerners planning to attack the Igbos? Is the FG trying to avoid a reprisal attack by the Igbos?????

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