The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed some of its air assets in support of the military operation in South-East and code-named Operation Python Dance II.
Various air assets including the Alpha Jet aircraft have been deployed by the air force to it’s 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to support the ongoing Nigerian Army’s Exercise.
The essence of the deployment is to provide the necessary air cover to the ground troops to enhance overall operational cohesion and efficiency.
The military began the operation in the South East, officially on September 15, 2017, with the aim of ridding the region of criminals and other activities threatening the security of the area.
The wide expanse of the exercise area and the request by the Nigerian Army for close air support made the involvement of the NAF inevitable.
Operation Python is aimed at combatting security challenges in the Southeastern part of the country and the deployment of the air assets is in support of the Nigerian Army.