The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken shipping of two new Agusta 109 Power attack helicopters, to tackle anti-terror war in north east.
Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, broke the news to troops of the Air Task Force (ATF) Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD), for the duration of lunch to mark the Easter vacations in Maiduguri on Monday.
The helicopters are actually being assembled for induction at some stage in the imminent 2019 NAF Day Celebration taking region in Abuja from 27 – 29 April.
Abubakar expressed pleasure to be in Maiduguri and counseled the resilience and dedication of the troops in ensuring that Nigeria and Nigerians are secure.
He stated the NAF, with the assist of President Muhammadu Buhari, and the National Assembly, might continue to acquire new structures and construct human capacity.
He brought that NAF could maintain to make certain the welfare of personnel in order for them to successfully respond to national security imperatives.
He counseled the Commander, officials, airmen and airwomen of the ATF for successes recorded in the OPLD Theatre and inside the Multi-National Joint Task Force Operation YANCIN TAFKI.
He similarly counseled the ATF Commander for the various value including welfare tasks carried out to decorate the well being of personnel.
The CAS reminded the employees that a lot become at stake inside the fight to rid the Nation of insurgents, terrorists, bandits and other crook elements.
He advised them to remain resolute whilst intensifying efforts and preserving non-stop vigilance to defend the liberties and values Nigerians preserve so dear.
The ATF Commander, AVM James Gwani, expressed the appreciation of the officials and guys of the ATF to Abubakar for his consistent presence in Maiduguri.
He also stated that CAS presence became now not best a large supply of motivation, however also a demonstration of his dedication to the welfare and morale of personnel.
He thanked the CAS for offering vital facilities to make sure powerful carrier shipping and pledged their unwavering loyalty and commitment toward ensuring challenge accomplishment.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, who issued a assertion about the lunch said the lunch, is consistent with the CAS’ lifestyle of celebrating festive durations with frontline troops.
He said it also afforded Abubakar the possibility to interact with the troops in an informal placing to realize them for his or her sacrifices in the combat in opposition to insurgency.
Daramola said this would enhance their morale and additionally fill the void created by means of their inability to have a good time the season with their households.