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We Are Expecting More Aircrafts – NAF Chief Reveals

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar

SAN FRANCISCO, August 08, (THEWILL) – The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has revealed that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is expecting the supply of more aircrafts purchased by the Federal Government to boost the fight against insurgents in the North East.

Speaking on Tuesday, in Yola, Adamawa State, Abubakar said NAF had already received some aircrafts including helicopters and had repaired 12 planes.

“We have inducted additional aircrafts in the combat, including M35 helicopters,” he stated.

“We are expecting more aircrafts which government had already paid for to add value and improved our performance in the North East.”

NAN reports that Abubakar was in Yola to interact with officers and men of the air component of Operation Lafiya Dole.

He said his interaction with NAF personnel in Maiduguri and Yola revealed that their morale was high and that they were fully committed to the fight against Boko Haram.

“I am very satisfied with their morale and level of commitment to do the job.

“I also tasked them to redouble their effort to make sure that we have a secured environment,” the NAF chief added.

Abubakar thanked the executive and legislative arms for their support to the armed forces.

He reiterated the commitment of NAF to make maximum use of available resources to achieve results.

“For the support we are getting from government, we have to be grateful to the Commander-in-Chief and the National Assembly,” he stated.