- The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Isiaka Amao, has spoken against banditry and other forms of criminality in Nigeria
- Amao said the Army, Navy, and other security agencies are capable of securing the country
- Nigeria has recorded a string of attack by bandits particularly in the northern parts of the country
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Isiaka Amao, has expressed confidence in the ability of the military to defeat bandits, kidnappers, and other criminals causing trouble in the country.
Amao during his visit to the Nigerian Air Force Base in Kaduna State on Wednesday, March 17, assured Nigerians that the military would not allow criminals to operate in Nigeria, Premium Times reported.
“We are working towards that in synergy, the platforms are ready for the operations and we are liaising with the army and other ground troops for the operations.
“My message to bandits is that we are coming after them together with the Army, Navy and other security agencies to make sure that they are flushed out of the country.''
The Punch reported that Amao also promised that the welfare of Air Force personnel would be given priority.
He asked the Air Force officials to display loyalty, dedication, and discipline in the discharge of their duties.
Meanwhile, a report by Daily Trust states that many have been feared killed as soldiers engaged in a shootout with armed bandits in Kabasa village of Magami District in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state.
The newspaper reported that at least three soldiers and seven other persons were killed during the violence.
Residents were reported to have said that the armed men arrived at the community on motorcycles firing at people.
In another news, the Kaduna state government has confirmed that ten people abducted at Kaduna Airport Staff Quarters, Ifira, Igabi local government area have been rescued.
Samuel Aruwan, the state’s commissioner for internal security and home affairs made this known while addressing newsmen.
According to Aruwan, the victims were rescued by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, March 17.
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