Nigerian Air Force to deploy additional troops to northwest zone

Nigerian Air Force to deploy additional troops to northwest zone

- Nigerian Air Force chief, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, says the force would deploy forces to troubled areas in the north western states of the country to combat banditry and other security challenges

- Abubarkar states that the air force would continue to work with other sister security agencies to ensure the territorial integrity of the nation

- The Air force chief notes that the force will deal ruthlessly with all criminal elements that seek to undermine the security of Nigeria and Nigerians

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disclosed that it would deploy forces to troubled areas in north western states of the country to combat banditry, kidnapping and other security challenges in the region.

Ibikunle Daramola, the spokesperson for the air force said the chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubarkar, made the disclosure when he received the executive governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, in his office in Abuja.

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Nigerian Air Force to deploy additional troops to northwest zone

Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has restated the desire of the air force to combat banditry and other security challenges in the country.
Source: UGC

Abubarkar told the Katsina state governor that the force would continue to work with other sister security agencies to ensure the territorial integrity of the nation. He said the force will deal ruthlessly with all criminal elements that seek to undermine the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.

Air Marshal Abubakar appreciated the laudable peace initiatives of the Katsina state government to deal with the issue of banditry in the country.

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He pledged the NAF’s commitment to continue working closely with the governments of the affected States to deal with the emerging security challenges in the area.

Abubarkar stated that the NAF has always been a part of the internal security arrangements in Katsina state and would not relent in its efforts to ensure that relative peace is restored to Katsina State and other troubled parts of the country.

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Meanwhile, the Senate on Tuesday, January 28, announced it will exclusively dedicate Wednesday, January 29, to debate the worsening security situation across the country.

The president to the Senate, Ahmad Lawan disclosed this after a closed-door session of the Senate on Tuesday.

Lawan said that the Senate also resolved to prioritise the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Power sector reforms to provide energy to Nigeria, agricultural enhancement across Nigeria, Electoral Act Amendment Bill and legislation to boost solid minerals development.

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