22 Jul 2015

Nigerian Air Force re-strategises to fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force has said it was developing new strategies to fight insecurity and militancy, particularly in the North-East and Niger Delta regions.

Chief Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Sadiq Abubakar, stated this on Wednesday while fielding questions from journalists during his operational visit to 97 Special Operations Group (SOG), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as part of his tour to the units under tactical commands.

Abubakar said there was need to evaluate past performances of the air force with a view to making the service more effective in playing its role in the defence of the country.
His words: “What I can assure you is that we are doing everything possible to evaluate what has been done in the past with a view to re-strategising, so that we have a very effective force to deal with security challenges both in the Niger Delta and the North East.

"We are trying to look at processes, what have we been doing in the past; what do we need to do more to be more effective and that is why this is the second unit I am visiting since I came into office.

"I am in Port Harcourt to look at our men, look at our assets, officers and men, who have been contributing so much in terms of dealing with the security challenges; to also see what assets we need to bring in more to enhance our effectiveness in dealing with these challenges".
Credit: ThisDay

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