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Air Force to meet deadline to defeat Boko Haram

21 October 2015, 18:57

Abuja - The Chief of Air Staff at the Nigerian Air Force, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, assured the December deadline set by the Federal Government to end the insurgency would be achieved.

President Muhammadu Buhari gave the uniformed forces the deadline in August.

Abubakar said the Nigerian Air Force had renewed its air operations and re-strategized to make the service more effective in the conduct of its operations in the battlefield.

“Whether in support of the Army or while acting singly, the NAF has made tremendous gains in ensuring that the terrorists are degraded and no longer able to move freely within the theater of operations,” he said.

Also read: Boko Haram kills 15 in Niger village raid

Abubakar said the effect of the recent successes against the Boko Haram sect members had further reassured the citizens who had started returning back to their villages.

He noted normalcy was gradually returning to the North East consequence upon the achievements being recorded against the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Abubakar made the assertion when the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (DG-NEMA), Sani Sidi paid him a courtesy call in his office in Abuja.

The Air Force Chief further stated that the organisation was committed to supporting NEMA in taking care of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the various camps throughout the Northeast.

The Air Force has already provided a level two hospital at the Dalori camp, with over 34 highly specialized medical personnel.

- CAJ News


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