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Kaduna crisis: NAF deploys fighter jets, Special Forces to restore peace

Kaduna crisis: NAF deploys fighter jets, Special Forces to restore peace

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Molly Kilete, Abuja

 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has deployed a detachment of its Special Forces personnel to Kaduna to the support internal security operations already on ground to restore peace in the state.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made this known in a statement, noted that deployment was in addition to its earlier deployment of two helicopters and a DA-42 Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft on October 22, 2018, which have been conducting aerial patrols over flash points in the state.

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Commodore Daramola, in the statement said, “The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday (Sunday), 28 October 2018, deployed a detachment of Special Forces personnel to Kaduna in support of Internal Security operations in the State. The detachment will join other NAF personnel in Kaduna and other security agencies to ensure that the spate of senseless killings in some parts of the State is brought to a complete end and normalcy expeditiously restored.

“The deployment is in addition to the earlier deployment of two helicopters and a DA-42 Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft on October 22, 2018, which have since been conducting aerial patrols over flash points in the state”.

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