The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said it has commenced the construction of taxiway, apron, hangar and aircraft shelters in Bakuru village, in its newly proposed Central Flying School located in Katsina State.
Recall that a 110 hectors of land was reserved by the Katsina state Government in 2017 for the construction of the flying school.
The school which is the first of its kind in Nigeria will definitely bring development in the state.
The central flying school when constructed will be using the Ummaru Musa ‘Yar’adua International airport for its training.
Similarly, the NAF said it has deployed five additional helicopters to the north west to boost its anti- banditry operations bringing the total numbers of fighter helicopters deployed to the region to ten.
The Chief of the Air staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, who made this known, said the deployment of the five helicopters brings the total number of air assets currently operating in the ongoing operation, code-named Operation Wutan Daji, a subsidiary of Operation Hadarin Daji to ten.
He listed the air assets to include among Augusta 109 powered helicopter NAF, Surveillance aircraft, gunship helicopter, fighter and Alpha jets.
Abubakar, made this known when he supervised the ongoing construction in the area.