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Thursday, 17 January 2013
Commander in Chief Jonathan Orders war planes to Mali:
In compliance to President Jonathan's directive that military contingent be sent to assist Contain jihad fighters in the Country, the Nigerian Airforce will commence deployment of Nigeria war planes to check the activities of jihad fighters in Mali today.
Barde who paid his maiden visit to Enugu Airforce Unit, Wednesday, said the action was
Said he; "As I speak to you now our air planes have arrived in Port-Harcourt; in-fact I'm on my way to Rivers State now and tomorrow morning we are beginning our deployment to Mali and that's what I am going to witness.
"I am going there to bid them a sort of farewell and go-and-fight-well greetings as they depart.
"We expect them to do what Mr. President directed that we do; he has directed that we should go and assist Mali in repelling the jihad fighters there because you know that if they finish with Mali the next thing will be to come to Nigeria.
"So we are going there to fight them and also protect our borders.
"You don't say how many families you are sending to war; but the president has directed that we send a total of 1200 in all; but you know it is our planes that fight and we are beginning deployment this morning.
We pray they Go see, Conquer and come back home to us. Amen.