NAF to Deploy More Troops to Niger Delta

The Nigerian Air Force is to deploy additional personnel to the crisis ridden Niger Delta to strengthen its operations in the region.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Sunday said the arrangements had been concluded.
In a statement signed by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, in Abuja, said that it was part of the resolve to combat militancy and other forms of internal security challenges in the region.
Abubakar disclosed this in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, during his visit to NAF Mobility Command.
“The planned deployment is aimed at strengthening the existing NAF manpower disposition, especially in Bayelsa and to enhance Nigerian Air Force (NAF) involvement in `Operation Delta Safe.”
“Preparatory to this deployment, new facilities were recently put in place to cater for accommodation and other welfare needs of the personnel.
“These include the construction of new blocks of accommodation for officers and men, office accommodation, airmen’s mess and provost squadron which were commissioned recently.”
The CDS ham earlier paid a courtesy call on Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Disckson, who assured the Air Force chief that his administration was ready to partner NAF and other security agencies in their bid to rid the state of criminal activities.
Dickson said it had become necessary because Bayelsa government understood the importance of security and the need for the state to be safe for economic prosperity.
He also promised that his government would partner the service to build NAF primary and secondary schools in the state to enable Bayelsa people to benefit from the quality education provided by NAF Schools.

Author: News Editor

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