BREAKING!!! British Gov’t Deploys Royal Air Force to Nigeria as Tension Hightens

Follow 9News Nigeria On Social Media

Social sharing

The British Government on Thursday, confirmed that it had deployed its Royal Air Force to Nigeria as tension heightens following the 3 months ultimatum issued to Biafrans in the north by Arewa Youths to vacate the region over the agitation for independence by Biafrans.
According to a statement made available to DAILY POST, Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, requested for the deployment.

Abubakar explained that the request was necessary, to forestall possible attacks on the country’s airbases.
The British government stated that a 66-person Short Term Training Team from “No 5 Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection Wing was deployed from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria for a six-week period to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment.”

Speaking on the development, Abubakar said: “Given the importance of bases in the airpower delivery matrix, it is not inconceivable to expect our adversaries to target our airbases. As a matter of fact, we have had an attack on one of our airbases in the recent past, and current intelligence reports keep highlighting the possibility of attacks on our bases.

“All these reinforce the need to emplace a robust base defence concept that is capable of providing guidance for responding to a wide range of situations that may threaten our bases.”
The Officer Commanding 5 Force Protection Wing, Wing, Commander John Rees, also expressed the UK Government’s readiness to support Nigeria.

READ ALSO  BREAKING: Jose Resigns As Super Eagles Coach

“We are delighted to be here again and, as always, humbled by the warmth of the Nigerian welcome. We are proud of our Royal Air Force heritage and the opportunity to represent our service in the Defence Engagement arena,” Rees stated.

Leave your comment

Click on the link below or Scan the QR Code to join the 9News Nigeria WhatsApp Channel

9News Nigeria Investigative Reports WhatsApp Channel
9News Nigeria Investigative Reports WhatsApp Channel
About Wisdom Nwedene 11442 Articles
Wisdom Nwedene studied English Language at Ebonyi State University. He is a writer, an editor and has equally interviewed many top Nigerian Politicians and celebrities. For publication of your articles, press statements, contact him via email:


  1. Hackdra is a cyber security company that can provide smart contract auditing, pen-testing, bug bounty, blockchain, web3, DeFi, NFT, and ARM services with AI.

Leave your comment