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Nigerian Air Force deploys additional platforms to North West. (Photos)
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed additional platforms to the
North West region of Nigeria to reinforce the on-going operation against
cattle rustling, armed robbery and kidnapping in the area. The new
deployment, comprises of fixed and rotary wing aircraft to complement
those deployed earlier for the operation in the state.
Addressing press men during his operational visit to 119 Forward
Operations Base (FOB), Sokoto, Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Mshl
Sadique Abubakar, stated that the additional re-enforcement of platforms
in the North region, was to tackle the on-going threat that cattle
rustling has currently pose to Northerners, pointing out that Zamfara
State in particular, has been faced with series of serious security
challenges as a result of this, hence the need to take drastic steps to
curb the situation in the area.
To tackle the problem, the CAS stated that NAF will continue to work in
synergy with other security agencies in the state in order to achieve
the desired result. He further disclosed of the movement by NAF towards
restructuring 119 FOB Sokoto, by reactivating existing infrastructures
in the area and building new ones, deploying additional Regiment
personnels to enhance operational capability of the Unit in its bid to
restore internal security operations within the area.
Air Mshl. Abubakar’s visit to the area not only availed him the
opportunity to undertake a facility tour of the Unit, it also allowed
time to pay a courtesy call on His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alh
(Dr) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar (III) in his palace.
Source: Politics Nigeria.
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