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Dance in the South-East by deploying its fighter jet in the region.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the NAF said its deployment of
"air assets" to the operation was based on a request by the army and
in line with its constitutional mandate to ensure national peace and
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore
Olatokunbo Adesanya, said the Alpha Jet would operate from the air
force 115 Special Operations Group, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
In his words: "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
"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
"The deployment of the air assets in support of the Nigerian Army is
thus in fulfillment of one of the constitutional mandates of the NAF."