Boko Haram: Nigeria Air Force jets consume N28.5 million fuel in one week – Official

Nigerian Air Force fighter jet

The Nigeria Air Force has spent about N28.5 million to deploy its fighter jets to various Boko Haram locations in Northern Nigeria in the last 7 days.

The jets carried out 43 attack missions during the period, officials said.

The officials spoke at a weekly briefing by Lucky Irabor, a major general and Theatre Commander of the Army’s operations in Borno.

Wednesday’s briefing was also attended by Charles Owoh, an air commodore who spoke for the Air Force, and Muhammed Ibrahim, a commodore who spoke for the Navy.

In the last one week, the Air Force aircraft flew a distance of 29 hours and 44 minutes, using over 111,735 litres of aviation fuel valued at N28.5 million.

The Air Force said the air raids helped dislodge the Boko Haram from identified locations leading to the death of many of them.

Similarly, Mr. Ibrahim said the Navy has mobilised its personnel and equipment to the shores of Lake Chad to help troops traverse the area in search of fleeing Boko Haram insurgents.


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  • truth

    Whatever, just hit the target efficiently

  • The Optimist

    Hummmm! Hope it’s not now a chop chop avenue? Any independent monitoring of their activities and claims?

  • thusspokez

    n the last one week, the Air Force aircraft flew a distance of 29 hours and 44 minutes, using over 111,735 litres of aviation fuel valued at N28.5 million.

    Why is the Nigerian Air Force telling us boring stuff like how much fuel its antiquated fighter jets are using? These sort of knowledge are for anoraks and quiz maniacs:

    Quiz master: Contestant, your name please
    Contestant: Iam Boring
    Quiz master: Contestant, you have 30 minutes to answer as many questions to win
    Contestant: Yes (shifts in chair and clears throat).
    Quiz master: First question, how many litres of fuel did Nigerian Air Force antiquated fighter Jet used in 29 hours and 44 minutes.
    Contestant: 111,735 litres
    Quiz master: Correct, next question…

  • Otile

    Wasted oil money! Why not let the Islmists to go their way and form their Islamic Caliphate? Nigeria has nothing to lose by letting this people go.

  • isaac

    This is not worth reporting. What does this reporter hope to achieve? Sentiment against the Airforce? How else can a war be fought?

    • Otile

      What are they bombing the places for?