More military operational helicopters are being expected to be deployed to the theatre of war against insurgency, at the Nigerian Airforce 105 Composite Group Base, in Maiduguri.
This was disclosed on Friday by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
Abubakar was speaking at the commissioning of an expanded apron, as well as blocks of residential apartments, for airmen.
The projects are coming on the heels of increase in manpower and equipment, at the 105 Composite Group, in Maiduguri.
The residential apartments include, 3 blocks of 10-self contained rooms, and another block of 30-studio apartments.
The Chief of Air Staff also said the expansion of the apron was to create room, for anticipated additional aircraft.
The airforce chief commended his men for the recent sustained bombardment, to dislodge the insurgents, in the North-East.
He also told them that the Federal Government was doing all it could to make the Nigerian Airforce the best in the continent.