- Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast will be facing a stronger attack from the Nigerian military as NAF sets up a drone base
- NAF said it has commenced constructing a base for drones and other air assets in the troubled geopolitical zone
- Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said the project would further strengthen NAF’s operation capacity and enhance its ability to contain security threats
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As President Muhammadu Buhari-led government seeks to end the terrorism scourge in the northeast, the military has commenced the construction of a base for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and other air assets in the zone.
ThisDay reported that this was contained in a statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.
Daramola said that with the construction of the infrastructure for a newly-established unit, the 203 Combat Reconnaissance Group (203 CRG) in Gombe state, would serve as the base for UAVs and other air assets.
Legit.ng gathered that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said in Gombe that the project would further strengthen NAF’s operation capacity and enhance its ability to contain security threats.
According to Abubakar, NAF has also expanded its facilities at the Headquarters of the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno state, as well as at NAF Base in Yola, Adamawa state, while a unit had been established in Damaturu, Yobe state.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the fight against the menace and atrocities of banditry in the north recorded a massive victory as the Nigerian troop neutralised four bandits terrorising Kaduna state.
The defence headquarters made this known on Thursday, September 3, in a statement issued by its coordinator of defence media operations, Major General John Enenche.
Enenche said the operation was carried out by the Nigerian troops of Operation Accord at Jeka Da Rabi area along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
In another report, the North Central Egalitarian Congress (NCEC) has commended the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and the Nigerian army's 4 special forces command for successful attacks against Darul Salam/Boko Haram terrorists in Kogi and Nasarawa states.
The NCEC in a press statement on Wednesday, September 2, by its president, Etubi Enebi said the dislodgement of the terrorists in the two states would bring an end to cattle rustling, banditry, kidnappings and other forms of criminalities in the area.
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