Military authorities in Nigeria say they will deploy special mission aircraft to Benin, Edo State capital, as part of the federal government’s integrated national security and waterways’ protection infrastructure.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made the disclosure over the weekend during an operational visit to the 107 Air Maritime Group (AMG) to inspect facilities and infrastructure preparatory to the deployment of special mission aircraft.

He said the ATR-42 aircraft, which operates from Benin, had flown combat support missions all over the country, including Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna and Niger states, among others.

The NAF boss commended personnel of the 107 Air Maritime Group (107 AMG) Benin for their contributions in the efforts of the Nigerian Air Force to ensure a secured Nigeria.

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