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NAF committed to total elimination of insurgents, says CAS

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has re-iterated the commitment of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to complete elimination of insurgents in the country.

Abubakar made the commitment Wednesday at the Yola Air Force base during Eid-El-Fitr Lunch with troops of the Air Task Force in the fight against insurgency in the North East.

Abubakar whose speech was read by the Commander of 153 Base Services Group, Yola, Air Commodore Anthony Ndace, said the procurement of Super Tucano aircraft and other facilities for NAF would be a game changer for its operations.

“Let me reassure us all that procurement of additional platforms such as the super Tucano aircraft and other platforms would certainly be a game changer for our operations.

“We are committed to ensuring the total elimination of insurgency in our country; the internally displaced persons need to return to there homeland and engage in meaningful activities.”

The CAS who lauded the efforts of the troops in the fight against insurgency, said the decision to mark the Eid el Fitr celebration with them was part of his tradition since he assumed office.

He said the measure was to help fill the vacuum created by their inability to celebrate with their families because of their deployment to frontline.

“Additionally, it also foster comradeship and give us the opportunity to commend ourselves for our efforts in the fight against insurgency.

“Let me also use the opportunity to commend the Air Task Force Commander for his efforts at ensuring that units in the North East remain undaunted and committed to the war against insurgency,” Abubakar said.

He also lauded the President and Commander in Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari for providing NAF with the needed resources to performed its assigned duties, adding that NAF should appreciate that by remaining discipline and professional.

“Let us all continue to be vigilante while celebrating and ensure we maintain the highest level of combat readiness to guarantee security during the festive period and beyond,” Abubakar said.

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