1. The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to a statement being circulated to the effect that 100 NAF aircraft had been deployed in search of the missing Dapchi girls. While paying a courtesy call on the Executive Governor of Yobe State, in company of the Chief of the Air Staff, on 27 February 2018, the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Monguno, indeed spoke about the number of sorties so far conducted by NAF aircraft in the course of searching for the missing girls within a stated period. Obviously, the number of sorties does not equate the number of aircraft deployed.
2. You are please requested to use your medium to disseminate this information to the general public to erase the erroneous impression regarding the number of aircraft deployed by the NAF in the ongoing operations. While thanking you for your usual support and cooperation, please accept the assurance of my best regards.
Air Vice Marshal
Director of Public
Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force