The Nigerian Air Force fighter Jets deployed for the ongoing ECOWAS Mission in Gambia (ECOMIG) yesterday escorted the Presidential plane that flew President Adama Barrow from Senegal to Gambia. The Fighter Jets thereafter, embarked on air show to display the flying skills and combat capabilities of the Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet to the admiration of spectators in Gambia.
Meanwhile, the NAF Air Assets had earlier on the same day conducted armed reconnaissance mission over Banjul the capital city of Gambia in anticipation for the arrival of the President. Nigeria which is spearheading the Air Component of the ECOWAS Mission in Gambia was deployed to intervene in the political upheaval that could have thrown the country into serious political crisis.
Upon arrival in Senegal on 19 January, NAF Air Assets conducted Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Missions over the mission area to enforce ECOWAS mandate of restoring democracy in the country. The Force Commander of the NAF contingents to ECOMIG, Air Cdre Tajudeen Yusuf and other Component Commanders were at the Banjul International Airport to welcome the new President to Gambia.