Insecurity: Newly inducted aircraft to add value to ongoing fight against terror - Air chief

Insecurity: Newly inducted aircraft to add value to ongoing fight against terror - Air chief

- The newly inducted aircraft will add value to war against terrorism says Sadique Abubakar

- Sadique Abubakar who is the Chief of Air Staff said the force would use its air assets to complement ongoing fight against terrorists

- According to him, this will make the country safer

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, says the new aircraft inducted by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday will add value to the ongoing fight against terrorism.

Abubakar stated this during the commissioning of some projects and inspection of ongoing ones at NAF Base Kaduna on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that projects inaugurated included, accommodation block, 10 officers transit accommodation and water storage facility.

The Air Chief also inspected work on ongoing water treatment plant, classroom blocks, five hundred sitting capacity blocks, regiment training center, students dining hall among others.

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Abubakar explained that the force would use its air assets to complement ongoing fight against terrorists to ensure security of the country.

He pointed out that out of the 22 inducted aircraft, 10 were in Kaduna, while 32 student pilots were currently undergoing training to boost NAF operations with a view to repositioning the force into a highly professional service.

The air chief disclosed that they had worked hard to ensure that a number of grounded aircrafts were back into flying status, stressing that the force was expecting to acquire additional aircrafts including 12 Tucano from the United States.

He noted that apart from having the right structure and platforms to restructure the force into a professional service, the force had provided adequate training to personnel and enhanced their welfare for effective performance.

Abubakar said that special forces had been deployed to some parts of the country to ensure security, adding that 250 ere in Zamfara and about 300 in Benue.

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Earlier, Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, AVM Idi Amin said the current leadership of the force had ensured a conducive atmosphere for the training and welfare of personnel of the force.

He assured that the personnel would rededicate themselves to duty to justify their mandate toward meeting up with the current demands of security challenges.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, February 6 inducted three fighter helicopters in the fleet of the Nigerian Air Force.

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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.

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