The Maiduguri International Airport that was closed down for all commercial flights due to the insurgency has been reopened, Borno State deputy governor, Zannah Mustapha, has said.
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The Maiduguri International Airport that was closed down for all commercial flights due to the insurgency has been reopened
The airport which shares a common location with the 79th Composite Group of the Nigeria Airforce, Maiduguri was shut down on the 2nd December, 2013 when Boko Haram terrorists staged a daring attack of the airforce facility.
Deputy Governor Zannah disclosed this to journalists yesterday during an interview in Maiduguri.
“I am glad to inform you that Maiduguri Airport has been reopened. We have received a letter from the Chief of Air Staff to that effect. In fact, a commercial airline has indicated interest to fly on Friday,” he stated.
Also confirming the development, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Adesola Amosun, who spoke to journalists shortly after arriving Maiduguri in line with the ongoing relocation of military command and control centre to the state capital as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, said the National Airspace Management Agency has written to the Nigeria Airforce seeking support ahead of the reopening of the the airport that has been closed for over 18 months now.
Deputy governor, Zannah Mustapha said already two commercial airliners have agreed to commence flight as soon as the airport officially reopens next week.
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