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We spend N475m monthly on jet fuel to fight B'Haram - NAF

31 August 2016, 12:16

Abuja - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed that it spends N475 million monthly to fuel air crafts used in the eradication of Boko Haram, Sun News Online reports.

According to Sadique Abubakar, NAF Chief of Air Staff, the force uses an average of 1.9 million litres of aviation fuel each month to fly mission to the country's North-East and monitor the movement of insurgents.

Also read: Group performs funeral rites on Boko Haram in Abuja

Speaking during the opening of the 2016 Logistics Seminar, Abubakar explained that some air crafts fly out daily, leading to thousands of litres of air fuel being consumed hourly.

“So we are talking of about 10, 000 litres just for one aircraft time. We have so many other airplanes like the Alpha jets which consume 2, 400 litres per hour. They also fly in formation and that means about 4, 800 litres a day. There are other planes that fly on a daily basis,” he stated.

NAF confirmed yesterday that its fighter jets destroyed a new Boko Haram compound in Borno State, with operatives looking to "degrade the capability of the insurgents", This Day reports.

Read more at Sun News Online 

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