Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said his men would carry out an aggressive bombardment of Sambisa for two weeks to help ground troops launch the last onslaught on remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the forest. He charged his men to be more vigilant and protect all Air Force base equipment jealously from external aggression. He also honoured a gallant officer.
Correspondent Owolabi Adenusi compiled this reports that Chief of Air Force has vowed that no amount of threats from Boko Haram elements would stop his men from carrying out their constitutional responsibilities in bringing activities of terrorists to a conclusive end.
Abubakar promised to maintain the tempo in safeguarding the nation’s territory integrity, assuring that greater aggression will be demonstrated in the Sambisa forest to ensure that ground troops carrying out the final onslaught on remnants of Boko Haram.
Speaking during the Easter celebration with the troops and Represented by AVM Idi Lubo, the Air Task Force Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Abubakar said the feast was in demonstration of the commitment to improve the welfare of Air force personnel.
He reiterated the commitment of the service to the successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign and restoration of peace to the Northeast region.
He tasked Air force officers and men to remain dedicated and disciplined in discharge of their duties, and assured that the welfare of officers and men remained the priority of the Airforce chief.
Commander of 153 Base Services Group Air Commander Anthony Ndache and Wing Commander M. B. Muazu,appreciated the Chief of Air force for providing an enabling environment for the troops and showing concern about their welfare.
The Air Force boss inspected some ongoing projects in the base and inaugurated the newly constructed Operation Area Gate and the CCTV Control Room.
Highlight of the occasion was presentation of the quarterly award of Best Officer in the base to Group Capt. Sylvester Asuquo.
Nigerian Air Force has continued to support the ground troops in restoring peace to the northeast region.