As said, November 30, 2012 Nigerian newspaper "The Nation", Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Alexander Nigeria Sabundu Badejo (Alexander Sabundu Badeh) said in the capital, Abuja, that the Air Force Nigeria ordered in Russia nine helicopters "to increase aerial surveillance" ("to strengthen air surveillance").
Type of helicopter is not reported, but the Nigerian informal network sources say that 6 of 9 helicopters ordered are of the type E-171SH. The other three, according to various conjectures can be as Mi-35 and Mi-17V-5.
Air Nigeria recently received helicopters in Russia in 1999, when the Nigerian was contracted for the purchase of six combat helicopters Mi-35P (were supplied in 2000, the board room NAF-530 — NAF-535) and 9 light training helicopters E-34C (were supplied in 2001-2002, board rooms NAF-550 — NAF-558). The implementation of this treaty was scandalous consequences, as it turned out, instead discussed the contract Mi-35P newest buildings were put Nigeria were in operation of the machine E-24P Refurbished and resource gear set Nigerians Mi-34C modern buildings of less than 300 hours, so that all the Mi-34C were withdrawn in Nigeria immobilized after at most 3 years of operation.