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Boko Haram,police clash in Borno

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The police said Boko Haram wanted to attack Jakana town in Borno state.
The security operatives disclosed that they successfully repelled the attack

Many villagers were said to have fled into bushes for safety The spokesman for the Borno state police command, Edet Okon, on Friday, July 27, said Boko Haram attack on Jakana town in Konduga local government area of Borno state was successfully repelled by security operatives. The spokesman for the Borno state police command, Edet Okon, confirmed this in a statement to Channels Television
He noted that members of the Boko Haram terrorist group invaded the town in about 30 vehicles on Thursday evening, July 26.

Okon said the police swiftly deployed combat units of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) in the town for reinforcement. It was learnt that the insurgents launched the attack, targeting a military base and the police station in the town but on arrival, security operative were repelled by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army.

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It was learnt that, that led to a gunfight which lasted for more than two hours before the terrorists were chased out of the village by the security forces.

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Locals in the villager were said to have fled into bushes for safety while the security operatives engaged the outlawed group in a gun battle. Meanwhile,report has it  that some suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed 18 farmers and kidnapped nine women in Western Chad, authorities said, part of a wave of violence that spread from neighbouring Nigeria across the region. Governor Mahamat Saleh said the attackers came into the village of Mayerom in Lake Chad region after dark on Thursday, July 19, and cut the farmers’ throats. He said the fighters took nine women, but one had since escaped.

“The farmers went beyond the area marked by security services while searching for new land to farm. This is why they were attacked,” he added.

Boko Haram has been fighting for at least nine years to carve an Islamist caliphate out of Northeast Nigeria, and carried out raids across the border into Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

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Anambra Airport to Launch in April 2021

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The governor of Anambra state, willie Obiano, during a visit to Sirika in Abuja, announced that the state’s cargo airport would be inaugurated in April 2021.

The Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has  announced that the state’s cargo airport would be inaugurated in April 2021.

On the Anambra airport, Obiano said the facility would be set for inauguration in April 2021 and that the state would be honoured to have Sirika perform the task.

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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, has signed the instruments of ratification of the bilateral air service agreement between Nigeria and the united states of America, India, morocco and Rwanda.

Minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced this on Tuesday in a tweet via his official twitter handle.

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Air Peace Evacuates 312 Indian Citizens

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Air Peace Evacuates 312 Indian Citizens

Air Peace has evacuated 312 Indian citizens from the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos to Kochi in India. After evacuating 301 Chinese citizens on Thursday.

This is just as the government of India celebrated the first direct flight from Nigeria.

According to the verified twitter account of Indians in Nigeria, @india_nigeria, the “repatriation of India nationals from Nigeria began today (Sunday) with the Lagos-Kochi Air Peace flight with 312 passengers. It is the first ever Nigerian airline to fly directly to India.”

The Indians in Nigeria commended the Nigerian government, the Indian Embassy in Nigeria and others that made the flight a reality.

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According to information from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Air Peace flight P47812 pushed back by 1:15 am Nigerian time with 312 passengers and 15 crew members and was airborne at 1:28 am.

Air Peace in a statement said that the 10-hour non-stop flight from Lagos to Kochi was operated with a B777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWI.

The flight, operated by 15 crew members, the airline said was expected to arrive Cochin International Airport in Kerala.

The Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, who expressed delight over the evacuation flight, thanked the Indian authorities for engaging Air Peace to operate the flight, while also giving kudos to the Nigerian government for supporting the airline in all its special flights during the lockdown.

She added that the airline alongside other relevant government agencies ensured that all the passengers complied with established health protocols before boarding.

“It can be recalled that on Thursday, May 28, 2020, Air Peace embarked on an evacuation flight of 301 Chinese nationals and flew back 268 stranded Nigerians from China on Saturday,” the statement added.

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Air Peace evacuates 301 Chinese citizens from Nigeria

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Air Peace evacuates 301 Chinese citizens from Nigeria

On Thursday night, AIR Peace evacuated Chinese citizens from Nigeria to China through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos at about 2205hrs.

The airline carried out the evacuation with its Boeing 777-300 with registration 5N-BWI which airlifted 301 passengers on board taking 24 crew members.

The Nigerian carrier evacuated the Chinese from Lagos to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China’s most populous, commercial city.

The evacuation which was arranged by the Chinese government took off about 10: 00 pm Nigerian time and arrived at about 1:15 pm Nigerian time on Friday.

The Nigeria carrier was also the airline that evacuated Israelis living in Nigeria late March and has been contacted by other countries for evacuation operations.

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Spokesman of the airline, Stanley Olisa confirmed the successful flight and said, Air Peace on Thursday, May 28, 2020, operated its second flight to China as “we evacuated 301 Chinese nationals back to their country. The flight departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos at exactly 22:05hrs to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China. Countries have been contacting us to evacuate their citizens.”

The Regional Airport Manager, South West, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba said the flight: P47807 pushed back from the Echo terminal of MMIA at 21:40hrs with 325 souls onboard – 301 Chinese evacuees and 24 crew members.

She explained that all relevant government agencies like FAAN, Nigeria Immigration Service, Port Health Services officials and others were fully on ground to success of the evacuation exercise.

Air Peace is slated to carry out more evacuation operations for other nationals living in Nigeria, as the airline and other domestic operators gear up to resume scheduled flight operations soon.

There are indications that commercial flight operations would resume early June, as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has started auditing airlines in preparation for scheduled passenger service.

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