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NAF AIRLIFTS FOOD ITEMS IN SUPPORT OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S NEW INITIATIVE FOR IDPs

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) recently deployed its C-130H transport aircraft and Mi-17 helicopter in support of the new plan announced by the Federal Government for delivering relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast Region. The Acting President, Prof Yemi  Osinbajo, while unveiling the new plan in Maiduguri, Borno State on 8 June 2017, said IDPs would no longer have to queue for food but rather have the food items delivered at their doorsteps. According to the Acting President, the food items were transported from various parts of the country “and in some cases airlifted by the NAF”.

As the exercise commenced, the NAF C-130H aircraft airlifted hundreds of bags of food items weighing about 10,000kg to Maiduguri with plans to use the Mi-17 helicopter to ferry some of the items to selected IDP camps. In addition, the NAF provided Combat Air Patrol around Maiduguri metropolis during the occasion. The exercise is a continuous one and the NAF would continue to ensure the availability of its aircraft to support the Federal Government initiative, in partial fulfillment of its constitutional roles.

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