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Incompetence Is Forcing Nigeria To Buy JF-17 Fighter Aircrafts From Pakistan

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria is likely to buy JF-17 Thunder multi-role combat aircraft from Pakistan. The oil-rich West African country has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that covers the sale of the aircraft. The deal is expected to be finalised in November, during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar in Karachi, IHS Jane's reported quoting a senior official of Pakistan's Defence Export Promotion Organisation.

Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Destroys New Boko Haram Camp

AFRICANGLOBE - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has destroyed a new Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) Camp located between Malam Fatori and Kangarwa in Northern Borno. Air Force said it carried out the attack during a night operation on Monday.

Boko Haram Leader Reportedly Killed In Airstrike?

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria's military claimed Tuesday to have seriously injured Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau and killed other commanders in an air strike on the Islamist group's forest stronghold. Shekau was "fatally wounded in the shoulder" during Friday's raids, said army spokesman Sani Usman in a statement, without giving further details. Usman also said three Boko Haram commanders — Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman — were confirmed dead with several others wounded.

Fleeing Boko Haram Fighters Drown In Lake Chad

AFRICANGLOBE - Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters, fleeing the heavy air bombardments from Nigerian Air Force fighter jets, have drowned in Lake Chad. This reportedly happened during the air strikes heralding the advance of Nigerian troops on mission to flush them out of Baga, Borno State.

Nigeria Unveils First Locally Made Drone

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, unveiled the first indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV, named GULMA, built by the Nigerian Air Force in Kaduna. He declared that the giant technological breakthrough of various sectors, particularly the Armed Forces, are pointers to the country's potential for greater deeds.

Nigerian Air Force Deploys Alpha Jets to Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in continuation of its forces deployment to Mali has sent a fleet of Alpha Jets to strengthen the ECOWAS intervention force battling extremist rebel forces in Mali's northern flank. The fighter jets, which was authorized for combat operation.

Nigeria Sends Air Force Team, Commander to Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria's federal Government has sent an air force technical team and the commander of a planned African-led force to Mali to assist the country's military as it battles Arab terrorists, a presidency spokesman said Saturday.

Nigerian Airforce Graduates its First Female Combat Pilot

History was ,Friday, made in Abuja as the Nigerian Air Force graduated the first female combat pilot in the sub-region following the badge decoration...