Maiduguri Airport To Re-Open Soon After Its 2013 Closure Due To Boko Haram Insurgency

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The Nigerian Air Force has said the Maiduguri International
Airport which was closed in December 2013 due to Boko Haram insurgency, would
soon be re-opened. The chief of Air Staff, Olusola Amosu, an air marshal,
announced this to journalists in Maiduguri today.

According to him, it’s not even their own decision to
re-open it but Nigeria Airport Management Authority, NAMA, wrote to them
recently asking if they could operate between the hours of 6am to 6pm daily. He
however says they have written them back assuring them that the airport would
open soon.
“Actually the issue of the closure of the airport was not really
from NAF, but NAMA wrote a letter to us recently wanting an assurance that they
can operate the airport between 6a.m. and 6 p.m. We have given the assurances
and very soon, the airport will be re-opened,” he said.

“But we may decide to advise for its closure anytime we find
it expedient to do so because of ongoing military operation on that axis,” he
also explained.

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