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By Concise News Correspondents 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed over 390 personnel to the northeast as part of its contribution to the Joint Task Force fighting the counter-terrorism war.

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It was gathered that the 390 personnel will take over from another set of 390 who have been in the theatre of operation since May 2016.

Air Component Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Air Commodore Charles Ohwo, explained that aside the air operations conducted, the air force also supports the ground forces.

“For those of you who are just coming, you will be deployed to the 7 Division Garrison, where your further deployment will be fine.

“There are different sectors under which we operate; administratively you are under us, operationally you will be under the army for the period of the next six months.

“What is expected of you is high discipline that the Nigerian air force is known for. Maintain your rules of engagement and make sure you stay out of trouble,” Ohwo advised.

The commander said he was impressed by the conduct of the outgoing JTF, while expressing delight over their safe return.