style[amp-boilerplate] Nigerian Air Force joins Army for Operation Python dance in South-East, deploys its fighter jet
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Nigerian Air Force joins Army for Operation Python dance in South-East, deploys its fighter jet

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The Nigerian Air Force ( NAF ) has joined the ongoing Operation Python

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

security.



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

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 fulfillment of one of the constitutional mandates of the NAF."
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