Niger State Governor has asked the Chief of the Air Staff to deploy more fighter aircraft to the state to fight terrorism.

Umar Bago made the appeal during a condolence visit to the Chief of Air Staff in Abuja.

The state governor who is pained by the loss of troops, wants the air force to scale up its operations in the state.

Niger State has become a haven for bandits and terrorists who also engage in cattle rustling. The state has large deposits of lithium and gold.

According to a report by Nigeria’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Niger state tops the list of states with illegal mining activities.

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