NAF Reiterates Commitment Towards Fight Against Insurgency


The Nigerian Airforce (NAF) has reiterated it’s commitment towards fight against insurgency by ensuring to work in jointness and unity with other arms of the military; army and the navy.

The NAF, Public Relations Officer, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said this during an inspection tour at the NAF Logistics Command, Ikeja, Lagos State.

According to Gabkwet, the new Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao alongside other Chief of Staffs were already in synergy to topple the activities of insurgents in the country.

“The current problem of insecurity in the country will require the joint effort of all service branches of the military working together to achieve a common goal.

“The airforce providing air cover and closed air support, the army with troops on ground and the navy providing the needed might to guide our water and coastal regions.

“It is all about ensuring that sustained operations and power is been delivered on point and also putting the right people in place to take charge of these responsibilities,” he said.

The officer said that since inception of the current service chiefs, there had been peace to a large extent because of improved coordination among the security agencies.

Gabkwet said that part of the inspection tour was to ascertain the condition of the facilities in the command to determine which ones needed to be improved upon or totally overhauled.

He said that leveraging on existing facilities and agenda put down by previous CAS would help facilitate and provide the needed impetus to solve the problem of insurgency and insecurity.

“The military is all about continuation in governance whereby when one head of service comes in, he continues in the path of his predecessor.

“We will ensure to continue to improve on facilities on ground so that insecurity can quickly become a thing of the past,” Gabkwet said.

The officer said that the inspection tour included: the NAF Training Command, Kaduna, the NAF Tactical Air Command, Markudi and the NAF Logistics Command, Ikeja.

“The facilities are all commendable but there is always room for improvement,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that facilities assessed at the Logistics Command include: Medical Facility, Staff Quarters, Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Engineering Facility, Logistics Facility and Helicopter Simulation Wing.

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