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NAF Explains Why Younger Pilots Were Allowed to Fly Army Chief
NAF Explains Why Younger Pilots Were All...

NAF Explains Why Younger Pilots Were Allowed to Fly Army Chief

The Nigerian Air Force has dismissed claims questioning the capability of its pilots due to the recent NAF plane crashes, including last Friday’s crash which killed the Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military officers. Last Friday, a NAF Beechcraft  King Air 350i had crashed... read more »

Air Force probes killing of 20 Soldiers in Aerial Attack
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Air Force probes killing of 20 Soldiers in Aerial Attack

At least 20 soldiers have been feared killed in an aerial attack meant to neutralise Boko Haram/Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP). The Nigerian Air Force through its official Twitter account said it was investigating visuals and reports being circulated. It said: “The attention of the... read more »

Nigerian Air Force Reacts to Boko Haram’s Claim of Shooting Down Alpha Jet
Nigerian Air Force Reacts to Boko Haram’...

Nigerian Air Force Reacts to Boko Haram’s Claim of Shooting Down Alpha Jet...

The Nigerian Air Force has debunked claims by Boko Haram terrorists that it shot down the missing NAF 476 Alpha Jet, which remains uncounted for after it went off the radar in Borno State. Reacting to Boko Haram’ claim, the NAF on Saturday stated that the jet had an accident for several reasons,... read more »

Identities of Two Pilots in Missing NAF Fighter Jet Revealed
Identities of Two Pilots in Missing NAF ...

Identities of Two Pilots in Missing NAF Fighter Jet Revealed

The identities of the two pilots in the Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet which went missing in the North-East on Thursday has been given as Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele. The NAF in an update issued on Friday by the Director of Public Relations and Information,... read more »

BREAKING: NAF fighter Jet loses Radar Contact in Borno, Whereabouts Unknown
BREAKING: NAF fighter Jet loses Radar Co...

BREAKING: NAF fighter Jet loses Radar Contact in Borno, Whereabouts Unknown

A Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet involved in the anti-terror war against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province has lost radar contact in Borno State. NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in a statement on Thursday, said the incident happened on Wednesday evening. The statement was... read more »

Burial of NAF Officers Commences in Abuja

Burial of NAF Officers Commences in Abuja

The burial ceremony of seven Airforce Officers who died on Sunday has commenced at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja. The officers were crew members of the ill-fated Beechcraft King... read more »

Abuja Air Crash Victims to be Buried on Thursday

Abuja Air Crash Victims to be Buried on Thursday

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has announced that the Seven officers who died in the air crash that took place in Abuja on Sunday will be buried at the National Cemetery, Lugbe, Airport Road,... read more »

NAF Plane Crash an Unfortunate National Disaster - Defence minister

NAF Plane Crash an Unfortunate National Disaster – Defence ...

Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi has described the crash of the Nigerian Air Force King 350 plane as a national disaster. Gen. Magashi, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media... read more »