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President Buhari Hands Over Two Presidential Aircraft To Nigerian Air Force (Photos)

President Buhari Hands Over Two Presidential Aircraft To Nigerian Air Force (Photos)

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The Presidency, on Monday, handed over 2 aircraft from the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

The aircrafts handed over to the NAF are 2 AgustaWestland AW101 Presidential Helicopters.

According to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, One of the helicopters will be configured & deployed as an Air Ambulance, while 2nd will be deployed as a Troop Carrier

He said that the two Helicopters will be immediately reconfigured and deployed to the Northeast for the use of Nigerian troops, adding taht the Air Ambulance will carry a Trauma Unit,to ensure that injured troops get immediate medical assistance during airlift

With this development, the Presidential Air Fleet now has 6 aircraft left: 4 fixed-wing and 2 Helicopters.

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), handed over the aircraft to the Minister of Defence, Muhammad Mansur Dan-Ali.

Monguno disclosed that the president had in 2015 ordered the release of two aircraft – AW109 helicopter and a King Air Beechcraft.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, and other top security chiefs witnessed the hand-over event at the Presidential Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.

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