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Airforce elicits public support to combat terrorism

13 August 2015, 15:05

Abuja - The Nigerian Airforce has expressed confidence a new initiative eliciting support from members of the public to eliminating terrorists would be successful.

The initiative has been launched under the auspices of the “See Something Say Something” initiative in Yola, Adamawa State.

Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Airforce, said the objective of the exercise is to get the civil populace to share  information with security agencies or report the activities of suspected persons or members of the Boko Haram Terrorist
(BHT) group.

Also read: Military thwarts terrorists invading Borno barrack

The initiative recognizes the collective role and responsibility of the people, military and civil alike, to fighting terrorism.

“It is thus a new approach by the NAF to enhance the effectiveness of the on-going counter insurgency operation in the North-Eastern part of the country,” said Alonge.

He added the new initiative raised the need for civilians to be more security conscious and to report suspicious individuals to security forces.

“The initiative calls for increased human intelligence by employing the individuals to know their neighbours, and to question strangers in the communities,” Alonge added.

As part of security tips, the exercise enjoins people having uncompleted buildings in remote locations to regularly inspect such buildings, and to be wary of unidentified luggage, abandoned vehicles and unplanned gatherings in public places.

- CAJ News


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