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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has raised the bar in the conduct of operational Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance mission with an all-female crew. NAF in a statement to the public by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle...

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Nigerian Air Force records it’s first all-female operational surveillance mission crew

Published by: Tobillionaire
06/04/2020 11:51 AM

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has raised the bar in the conduct of operational Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance mission with an all-female crew.

NAF in a statement to the public by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, stated that the mission which took off on May 28, 2020 using the NAF Beechcraft KingAir ISR aircraft, consisted of Flying Officers Oluwabunmi Ijelu and Genevieve Nwaogwugwu as Captain and Co-Pilot, Sergeant Njoku Patience as the Airborne Tactical Observation System mission operator and Lance Corporal Shawulu Godiya as the on-board technician, while the aircraft’s Marshaller was in the person of Precious David. Flying Officer Ijelu is the first female officer to become a Captain on a NIgerian Air Force air carrier. Prior to the mission, was the customary pre-flight briefing, and then take-off proper from the 307 Executive Airlift Group (307 EAG), at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, covering selected areas of interest across Nigeria’s North-Western region to gather support intelligence for NAF air missions, and ground force operations.

The force via its Commander 307 EAG, Air Commodore Francis Edosa, commended the all-female crew for displaying a high level of professionalism, and also stated that its objective in this regard is to explore the potentials within Nigeria’s vast human resource pool.

 

 

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