Domestic flights begin operations in Maiduguri after 4 years

Domestic flights begin operations in Maiduguri after 4 years

After four years hiatus due to incessant Boko Haram attacks, Nigerian airline, Arik Arik begins operation to Maiduguri airport, Borno state.

As sanity returns to the troubled North-East Nigeria, especially the worst hit states, like Borno state, commercial activities are also returning to the region.

Arik airlines, which stopped operating in the heat of Boko Haram attacks on Maiduguri in 2013, has released a statement to announce the return of operation in the state.

Arik announced the resumption of flights operations to Maiduguri via Abuja on May 9, 2017 citing the improvement in security situation of North East as the reason behind their resumption.

Recall that the Maiduguri International Airport was shut down due to a deadly attack on a military base and air force base near the airport.

Arik Air begins operations in Maiduguri starting from May 9 2017.

Arik Air begins operations in Maiduguri starting from May 9 2017.

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As earlier reported by NAIJ.com, the Maiduguri international Airport was reopened in June 2015 after sanity returned to the war turn region and security could be guaranteed again.

Meanwhile, Maiduguri and Chibok in Borno state were agog on Sunday, May 7 when reports filtered into the state about the 82 girls released by Boko Haram.

NAIJ.com gathered that churches in the hometown of the girls, Chibok, was filled to the brim, with many thanking God for the safe return of the girls.

Residents of Maiduguri also expressed joy yesterday, when they heard about release of 82 Chibok girls from their abductors.

On his part, the chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Borno state chapter, described yesterday's Sunday, May7 service as the most memorable and joyous in his life time due to the release of the 82 Chibok girls after 3 years in captivity.

Check out a NAIJ.com video of people campaigning for quick rescue of secondary school girls kidnapped in Chibok

Source: Naij.com

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