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NAF committed to flushing out terrorists, bandits, others out of Nigeria – CAS
 
By: News Editor
Sat, 18 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar has said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) would continue to work with other sister services and other security agencies to ensure the return of peace and prosperity to all parts of the country.

The CAS said this at a Juma’at Prayer held in commemoration of the NAF 60th Anniversary Celebration, on Friday at the NAF Base Central Mosque Asokoro, Abuja.

Abubakar said the Air Force is committed to flushing out terrorists, bandits, and other criminals from all parts of Nigeria.

“The NAF has evolved over the years from a basic tactical air force in the 60s and 70s to an air force today that is capable of conducting strategic operations whenever required.

“So we have every reason to celebrate and be happy as a service,” he said.

The CAS thanked all Nigerians also for the cooperation, support and encouragement to the air force personnel.

Abubakar said the Air Force is committed to flushing out terrorists, bandits, and other criminals from all parts of Nigeria.

“The NAF has evolved over the years from a basic tactical air force in the 60s and 70s to an air force today that is capable of conducting strategic operations whenever required.

“So we have every reason to celebrate and be happy as a service,” he said.

The CAS thanked all Nigerians also for the cooperation, support and encouragement to the air force personnel.

“There are several other activities also designed to mark this very important occasion, including an interdenominational service that will be conducted on Sunday.

“We are also conducting medical outreaches and educational outreaches to all parts of the country.

“This will improve our civil military relations. We are also hosting the third African Air Forces Conference and exhibition and this is to also improve and enhance our international collaborations in the areas of defence and security.

“We are also having parades and aerial displays amongst many other activities designed to commemorate this very important occasion,” he said.

Sen. Bala Na’alla, former Senators representing, Kebbi South in the 9th Senate, commended NAF for operation successes so far recorded.

Na’alla urged them to sustain their loyalty to the country in spite of all the challenges and redirect their energy towards addressing all security challenges within the shortest possible time.

“So far, they have done well with the little resources that they have and with their various interventions that we can see.

“We are extremely happy and we remain grateful to all the airmen and women and the officers for their dedication in the discharge of their duties,” he said.

In his sermon, Group -Capt. Haruna Idris, Chief Imam and Deputy Director, Islamic Affairs, NAF, called for dedication and obedience on the part of all service personnel to ensure operational successes.

He said that the Almighty Allah had granted the NAF immensely with the human and material resources that must be harnessed effectively to achieve breakthroughs.

According to him, that have got sufficient training and sufficient assets in recent years, and have all the capacities that that will be able to overcome the security challenges.

“So, we are reminding the entire citizens of this country, that we need to put ourselves in prayers so that God can give us the spirit to use available resources he has given us,” he said.

 

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