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NAF SET TO INTENSIFY COUNTER INSURGENCY OPERATIONS

The Chief of the Air Staff ,Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Oladayo Amao has charged the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE to sustain the onslaught against Boko Haram Terrorists /Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements in the North East of the Country, working in synergy with sister Services and other security agencies in order to ensure total defeat of the terrorists.

The CAS gave this charge while addressing personnel during his maiden operational visit to the AIR TASK FORCE Headquarters in Maiduguri and the 171 Nigerian Air Force Detachment in Monguno to assess the conduct of Counter-Insurgency Operations as well as inspect facilities and ongoing projects.

The Air Chief who arrived Maiduguri in company of his counterpart, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, commended the Air Task Force for the recent successes recorded in the renewed offensive by the Land and Air Components of Operation Lafiya Dole and reiterated the NAF’s commitment to ensuring “the sustenance of critical airpower capabilities required for joint force employment in pursuit of national security imperatives”.

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