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Insecurity: Sustain onslaught against insurgents, Air chief tells troops


The Chief of the Air Staff , Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has charged personnel of the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai  to  sustain the current onslaught against terrorists in the North-East.

Amao said the outcome of air operations have been very encouraging and the effort must  be sustained to put an end to insecurity in the region.

According to a statement on Saturday by the Director of Public Relations and Information

Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Amao gave the charge while on an operational visit to frontline troops of 105 Composite Group, Maiduguri and 103 Strike Group, Yola.

He, however, charged the troops to remain focused and committed towards their operational objectives, saying insecurity in many parts of the country would soon be a thing of the past.

The statement was titled, ‘CAS visits front line troops in Maiduguri , Yola.’

It read, “I  commend the troops for their commitment to the current onslaught against insurgents in the North east. I want to urge you to sustain and maintain the momentum.

“The outcome of our air operations have been very encouraging and positive and we must sustain these efforts to remain on course towards meeting our overall end state of ridding the Region of these criminals.’

“Absolute commitment, discipline and dedication is required at this point in time for us to get the job done.

“The security threats confronting the country would soon be a thing of the past as the NAF, in synergy with other sister Services is working assiduously to flush out all criminal elements so as to enable all Nigerians go about their daily lives and businesses without fear.

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“In view of the centrality of the air power in joint operations, the NAF would continue to provide the much-needed air support for the surface forces in all theatres of operation in the country. ”

On arrival in Maiduguri, Air Marshal Amao was briefed  by the Air Component Commander, OPHK, Air Commodore Nnamdi Ananaba, who gave a summary of the major achievements recorded by the Air Component towards degrading the capabilities of insurgents in Borno State,  especially in the last 30 days.



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