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Plateau killings: Nigerian Air Force jumps into action, deploys ISR aircraft

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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In the wake of killings in some communities of Plateau state, the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, says it has deployed an Mi-35P combat helicopter and an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR, aircraft aimed at quelling the crisis and restoring normalcy.

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In a statement on Monday, The NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Olatokunbo Adesanya, said the deployment of the ISR aircraft is expected to enhance intelligence.

According to him, the combat helicopter would conduct armed reconnaissance and other combat air support operations in close coordination with surface forces deployed to the State.

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Meanwhile, other NAF air assets are available at nearby alternate airfields to hasten the process of restoring normalcy in the State, as might be necessary. 

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