The Nigerian Air Force has deployed its troops and fighter aircraft including the l-39ZA aircraft and the EC-135 attack helicopter to Jos, Plateau State, to join the military efforts in curtailing the herdsmen’s killings in the state.
This deployment was announced by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, who said the step was a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Commodore Adesanya said the deployment was to prevent reprisals from the natives, adding that the joint military operation in the state, Operation Safe Haven, would ensure a lasting end to the killings.
In Abia State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has lifted the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on September 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city.
In a statement issued in Umuahia by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, the governor commended the residents of Aba for complying with the curfew order and urged them to remain law abiding in order to ensure lasting peace in the city.