NAF joins Python Dance, deploys fighter jet in S’East

He said , “In line with its commitment to national peace and security , the air force 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.
“ The essence of the deployment is to provide the necessary air cover for the ground troops to enhance overall operational cohesion and efficiency . 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 .
“ The deployment of the air assets in support of the Nigerian Army is thus in fulfilment of one of the constitutional mandates of the NAF . ”