ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
The Nigeria Air Force pledge to end the insecurity and Boko Haram squad in North East before the end of the year.
According to the statement by The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, that was confirmed by The Punch Newspaper to CMM while he gave the assurance on Saturday in Maiduguri while addressing troops of the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole,
“We must, therefore, keep working hard and I am very sure at least, before the end of this year or latest by the end of this year, we will be rounding up this operation. So work towards that and rest assured that the Nigerian Air Force will continue to support you.
“I have been adequately briefed by the Commander and I have also been monitoring what you have been doing in the last few months, starting with “Operation Long Reach I” and “Operation Long Reach II”. I want to say that we are satisfied, we are very excited that you are making substantial progress in ensuring that the Boko Haram terrorists are eliminated in the Northeast so that our people can go back to their farms and live their normal lives.
“I urge you to continue to ensure that everything is being done to ensure that Northeast and Nigeria are secured. On our part at the Air Force headquarters, I want to assure you that we will continue to support your operations, not only in terms of training you require, the equipment you require, but all the welfare requirements that you need in order to make you effective in your assigned task.”
Assuming these aircraft were not acquired, what would have been the situation. That is what we keep forgetting. So I want to appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari, the members of the National Assembly for passing the appropriate laws that enabled us to really have the resources to acquire this aircraft.
“We are hoping that we are going to get more support. If we sustain this effort, in the next five to ten years, Nigeria will have one of the strongest Air Forces in the continent.”