Posted by News Express | 11 June 2015 | 2,764 times
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.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu 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).
“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. (NAN)
•Photo shows Air Marshal Amosu.
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