- President Buhari has taken stronger measures to intensify the fight against terrorism ravaging the country
- The president inducted tHREE fighter helicopters in the fleet of the Nigerian Air Force which will be deployed to the northeast and assist other military operations across the country
- The induction which took place at the Eagles Square, Abuja was witnessed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, February 6 inducted three fighter helicopters in the fleet of the Nigerian Air Force.
The helicopters are a 109 power and 171E combat, and they were procured to be deployed to the northeast and assist other military operations across the country.
The event which took place at the Eagles Square, Abuja was witnessed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Speaking at the event, President Buhari commended the NAF and other armed forces for their roles in combating insurgency in the northeast.
"You'll all agree with me that the successes we have achieved so far have restored our pride," the president said.
He thanked Nigerians for supporting his administration despite the security challenges facing the country.
He also thanked the security agencies for their efforts in tackling the issues of kidnapping and banditry in the country.
''The acquisition of these aircraft is a demonstration of our commitment in tackling the security challenges facing our country,'' the president stated.
The president further promised that his administration will sustain bilateral relations to be able to acquire more platforms from friendly foreign governments to enhance the capabilities of the NAF.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed some plans to tackle security problem in the country.
Osinbajo said the federal government will in due time recruit more soldiers to ensure there is adequate number of security personnel to contain the security breakdown which is threatening the unity of the country.
The vice president made this known on Monday, February 3, when he received some pastors from the northern part of Nigeria who are members of the Arewa Pastors Forum for Peace.
Meanwhile, respected leaders in the north have thrown their weight behind President Buhari and his security chiefs.
The leaders under the aegis of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) gave their support in the wake of the criticisms of the Buhari administration over the growing security challenges.
They urged the president and the security chiefs to remain focused on their war against the Boko Haram insurgency and other security challenges rocking the country.
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