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Maiduguri Airport to re-open soon - NAF

10 June 2015, 06:54

Maiduguri - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday said the Maiduguri International Airport closed down in December 2013 due to insurgencies would soon be re-opened.

Air Marshal Olusola Amosu, the Chief of Air Staff, announced to newsmen in Maiduguri.

Amosu said the decision to re-open the airport was based on a request by Nigeria Airport Management Authority (NAMA).

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"Actually the issue of the closure of the airport was not really from NAF. But NAMA wrote a letter to us recently wanting an assurance that they can operate the airport between 6a.m. and 6 p.m.," he said.

Amosu said NAF had already written back with a guarantee that they could operate as requested.

"We have given the assurances and very soon, the airport will be re-opened.

"But we may decide to advise for its closure anytime we find it expedient to do so because of ongoing military operation on that axis," he said. 



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