- The Nigerian Air Force deployed one security helicopter to Kwara state
- The helicopter is to help with surveillance during the election
- Residents were asked not to panic as the helicopter will hover in some locations
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed one security helicopter to Kwara for air surveillance operation during the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to hold on Saturday.
The Commander of the 203 Airforce Headquarters in Ilorin, Air Commodore Patrick Obeya, disclosed this at a press conference in Ilorin on Friday.
He explained that the helicopter would be patrolling the airspace to provide security for residents of the state.
Obeya urged residents not to panic, saying that the helicopter would particularly hover around some flash points.
“We shall communicate information to our sister security agencies for necessary action.
“We, therefore, urge residents of the state to be rest assured of our maximum readiness for the exercise,” he added.
Meanwhile, The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Kaduna vowed to secure its Area of Responsibility (AOR) in order to ensure peace in the state.
This was disclosed by the Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command (AOC ATC), Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Suleiman, at the Command Headquarters while parading 10 suspected thugs and bandits on Tuesday, February 19.
Speaking during the press briefing, the AOC ATC, represented by the Commander 453 Base Services Group (BSG) NAF Kaduna, Air Commodore Idi Sani, stated that the action was a follow-up to the directives of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to provide support to the Nigeria Police for the peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections.
Accordingly, a patrol team from the 453 BSG, on Saturday, February 16, intercepted 7 suspected thugs/bandits armed with dangerous weapons around the Hajj Camp, Mando.
The suspects are Abdullahi Adam, Halilu Rilwan, Lawal Hassan, Idris Yusuf, Kabir Muhammed, Badamasi Alhassan and Idris Abubakar.
Items recovered from the thugs, who claimed to be members of a vigilante group, include 8 dane guns, 3 cutlasses and a Volkswagen Golf 3 car without a plate number.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have upgraded to serve you better.
Southern Kaduna killings on Legit TV