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Nigeria Air Force deploys surveillance aircrafts for election monitoring



Nigeria Air Force (NAF) on Friday said it has deployed surveillance aircrafts to monitor proceedings during the general election across the country.

NAF spokesman Ibikunle Daramola disclosed this in a statement.

He said Nigeria’s Chief of the Air Staff Sadique Abubakar during a meeting sensitised all six commands of the force about their operations while using the aircrafts during the polls.

Daramola explained that the surveillance aircraft and other NAF aircraft will be used for support operations during the elections.

The NAF spokesman stated that the aircraft will be deployed to potential flashpoints to provide real-time imagery intelligence that would be streamed live to the HQ NAF Situation Room as well as Command Situation/Operations Rooms across the country.

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Daramola said Abubakar had spoken on the need to ensure they remain apolitical whilst carrying out their duties of providing support to the Nigeria Police and other civil security agencies, in ensuring peaceful conduct of the elections.

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