TheCapital

 Breaking News
  • CORRUPTION: Buhari insists on Magu, pleads for SGF Lawal After weeks of intrigues, President Muhammadu Buhari has renominated Ibrahim Magu for Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman. It was also learnt that the Presidency may raise a lobbying...
  • Presidency dispels death rumour, says Buhari alive There was consternation in several quarters in Abuja and beyond over the weekend as rumours circulated that President Muhammadu Buhari had passed on at a London hospital where he was...
  • Sad! IDPs bombed in error escape fresh calamity A fresh calamity almost hit the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp Rann, Borno State, on Thursday night, 48 hours after its accidental bombing by a Nigerian Air Force plane. This...
  • We’ve no choice but to borrow $30bn — Adeosun The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday said that the inability of the Federal Government to generate enough revenue to meet its obligations had left it with no...
  • REVEALED! NAF jet bombed Borno camp thrice, says survivor One of the Internally Displaced Persons in Rann, Borno State, who survived the accidental bombing of the camp on Tuesday, said the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet involved in the...
  • Tragedy as NAF jet bombs Borno IDP camp, kills 100 Tragedy struck in the fight against terror group, Boko Haram, on Tuesday, when a fighter jet involved in the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East fired at aid workers, soldiers and...
  • Members of the House of Representatives, on Monday, grilled the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on the...
  • Reps grill Adeosun, Udoma on forex crisis, rising inflation Members of the House of Representatives, on Monday, grilled the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on the...
  • Alleged N23b bribe: 200 INEC officials face panel No fewer than 200 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials have been queried for allegedly collecting bribe during the 2015 elections. About N23.29billion was allegedly paid out to INEC officials...
  • Let’s go search for Chibok girls in Sambisa, FG tells BBOG The Federal Government has thrown a challenge at the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group as it intensifies efforts to find the remaining missing Chibok girls. It has invited the campaigners to be...

NAF will prevent Boko Haram regroup, says Air Chief

NAF will prevent Boko Haram regroup, says Air Chief
January 08
07:50 2017

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will ensure defeated terror group Boko Haram does not regroup in any part of the northeast as the military focuses on consolidating on the gains it recorded after the fall of Sambisa Forest.

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, made this known in Abuja during a press briefing to highlight major achievements and activities of the NAF in 2016.

The CAS said the NAF’s major focus in 2017 will be to monitor every part of Sambisa forest to ensure that Boko Haram group does not regroup anywhere in the northeast. He said the NAF is enhancing coordination with other Services, including the Army and the Navy for proper monitoring and effective control.

“We fly regularly to observe and monitor the works of the ground troops, imagine someone flying eight hours nonstop to conduct Intelligence and Surveillance, all these are done to ensure that Boko Haram does not regroup anywhere in the northeast, we will maintain robust presence and use our air power robustly,” he said.

The Air Chief also disclosed that the NAF has acquired two Mi-35 attack helicopters to fight terrorists and criminal gangs.

He said NAF has also enhanced the infrastructures at the various Air Force bases, declaring that “Unlike what happened in 2013, it is highly unlikely that an attack can be carried out on any of our bases now, it will be suicidal for anyone to attack us because of the enhancement we have done, we also cannot afford to lose any aircraft now.”

The Director of Operations of NAF, Air Vice Marshal Dayo Amao, who read some of the major achievements of the NAF in 2016, said the NAF’s surveillance, intelligence gathering and using air power to soften the ground before ground troops take over contributed greatly to the success in the fight against Boko Haram.

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment