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.