The Nigerian Air Force in its readiness to fight terrorism in the north has disclosed that some fighter jets will be deployed to the areas where security challenges are been faced daily.
The Director of Public Relations and Information of the NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who dropped the hint said that “infrastructure has been put in place at Daura in Katsina State and Gusau in Zamfara State to cater for the additional personnel and air assets that will be deployed to aid the fight against terrorists and bandits, among others.
“A helipad had been constructed at Birnin Magaji in Zamfara State, while the refueling facilities in Gusau had been expanded to further facilitate the effective and efficient conduct of air operations.”
The NAF said this during a visit by Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari to the Nigerian Airforce headquarters in Abuja, and the governor was briefed by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar about NAF intention to intensify fight against terrorists in the region.
Reacting to the development, Governor Masari said: “The state government’s ban on the use of motorcycles from dusk to dawn had had a positive impact on the security situation in the state.”
The News hawk reports that an order was issued by the Katsina state government to halt the use of tricycles and motorcycles in the state within stipulated hours in a day.