• Nigerian NAF Destroys Another Set of Illegal Oil Barges in Rivers State

    Nigerian NAF Destroys Another Set of Illegal Oil Barges in Rivers State

    According to report, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it has destroyed another set of illegal oil barges in Rivers.

    Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, said the barges were filled with stolen oil.

    According to Famuyiwa two of the latest barges filled with stolen oil were set ablaze by NAF Helicopters on armed patrol around Okoromabie in the South-East of Port Harcourt Refinery.

    Famuyiwa explained that the third barge, […]

  • FG to establish Air Force station, school in Zamfara

    FG to establish Air Force station, school in Zamfara

    According to reports, the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mansur Dan-Ali, on Saturday said Federal Government would establish Air Force station in Gusau, Zamfara, to assist in tracking down criminals in the state and its environs.

    The minister stated this in Gusau while launching the Integrated Medical Outreach for the military and civilians at the One Base Ammunition Depot of the Nigeria Army.

    He said that the government would also establish three post-primary schools, including a Command Secondary School with boarding facilities to […]

  • Panic, shock as Air Force conducts mock terrror attack in Lagos

    Panic, shock as Air Force conducts mock terrror attack in Lagos

    Passengers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos got more than they bargained for yesterday  as the Nigerian Air Force conducted a simulation exercise on counter-terrorism.

    No fewer than three persons sustained injuries during the exercise. Among those affected was an old woman on a wheel-chair, travelling outside the country.

    Just as the mock terrorists stormed the airport and started shooting sporadically, she fell from her wheelchair  out of shock and allegedly broke her teeth.

    Another traveller, a young woman, flung her […]

  • EFCC arrests air force, naval officers, four others over death benefit fraud

    EFCC arrests air force, naval officers, four others over death benefit fraud

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two military officers and four others for opening fake accounts to divert N339million benefits of next-of-kins of deceased military officers and men within two months.

    Two other suspects were at large, but the EFCC has launched manhunt for them.

    Some of those whose benefits were diverted actually were said to have died in the war against Boko Haram in the Northeast.

    According to investigation, the officers arrested were from the Military […]

  • Air Force hits Boko Haram targets in Sambisa

    Air Force hits Boko Haram targets in Sambisa

    Alpha and F-17Ni jets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a surprise night attack on Monday hit several targets and camps of the Boko Haram in Goni Kurmi inside Sambisa General Area.

    The bombing was part of Operation Forest Storm which was to eliminate retreating elements of Boko Haram fighters.

    The NAF released a video of the operation which lasted for one minute and twenty-two seconds showing at least two F-7Ni jets and one Alpha jet in a series of maneuvers […]

  • Air Force begins fresh bombardment of Sambisa Forest

    Air Force begins fresh bombardment of Sambisa Forest

    According to reports, the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has commenced another round of air interdiction missions codenamed ‘OPERATION FOREST STORM’ in the North East.

    Group Captain, Director of Public Relations and Information, Ayodele Famuyiwa in a statement on Tuesday said “the new phase of offensive air operations was aimed at further degrading the capabilities of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in the Sambisa general area, with a view to restrict the freedom of action of the insurgents as well as neutralise […]

  • Nigerian Air Force kills Boko Haram members in Borno air raid

    Nigerian Air Force kills Boko Haram members in Borno air raid

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Air Force has killed undisclosed number of Boko Haram members during a raid on the insurgents in Borno.

    The Director of Information and Public Relations of the NAF, Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, said that the fighter jets of the NAF hit suspected Boko Haram on the outskirts of Tumbin Gini and Tumbin Kayewa in the North of Borno on Friday.

    He said that the strikes were carried out in response to the report of intelligence, surveillance […]

  • Boko Haram: Buhari is happy with Air Force – CAS

    Boko Haram: Buhari is happy with Air Force – CAS

    According to reports, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has told Air Force personnel involved in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the North East that President Muhammadu Buhari is very happy and appreciates their efforts.

    Abubakar made the statement on Tuesday while having lunch with Air Force troops at the Yola Air Force Base as part of Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

    The Chief of Army Staff, represented by Chief of Policy and Plans, NAF headquarters, Air Vice-Marshal James Abubakar, […]

  • Boko Haram: We spend N475m monthly to fuel jets – Air Force

    Boko Haram: We spend N475m monthly to fuel jets – Air Force

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) spends N475 million monthly to fuel its fighter jets and transport planes to fight Boko Haram.

    The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said in Lagos yesterday that the force uses 1.9 million litres of aviation fuel monthly to fly missions in the North-East, the hotbed of Boko Haram insurgency. Aviation fuel sells for N250 per litres, meaning that at least, N475 million is spent on a monthly basis.

    He spoke during the opening of […]

  • EFCC arraigns senior Air Force officer for ‘receiving N40m and Landrover bribe’

    EFCC arraigns senior Air Force officer for ‘receiving N40m and Landrover bribe’

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned, AVM Rufus Ojuawo, in an FCT High Court, Apo, for collecting N40 million gift and a Range Rover sports car from Hima Abubakar.

    Mr. Ojuawo, a former Director of Operations, Nigerian Air Force, was arraigned before Justice Mahawiya Idris on a two-count charge.

    The charge says Mr. Ojuawo while in office in March, 2015, accepted a gift in the aggregate sum of N40 million from Abubakar of Societe D’ Equipments Internationaux Nig. […]

  • Air Force deploys additional aircraft, gunship to fight Niger Delta Avengers

    Air Force deploys additional aircraft, gunship to fight Niger Delta Avengers

    The Nigerian Air Force has deployed additional aircraft to the Niger Delta in support of the military operations code named: OPERATION PULO SHIELD.

    The operation is to check militancy, economic sabotage and all forms of criminalities in the South South region of the country.

    The Nigerian Air Force said the deployment of the additional aircraft was necessitated by the recent spate of attacks on the Nation’s oil and gas installations by the new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers.

    The additional platforms, comprising […]