Boko Haram: Nigeria Air Force chief assures of speedy end

Nigerian Air Force Plane

The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Adesola Amosu, has assured that the Nigerian Armed Forces has the capacity to bring the insurgency in the North-East to a speedy end.

This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the Director, Air Force Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas.

Mr. Amosu, an Air Marshal. gave the assurance when he received the Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Air Vice Marshall John Ifemeje, in his office.

He said there was synergy with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-.Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on how to address the challenges in the North-East.

He stated that the two top military chiefs recently embarked on operational visits to Borno and Adamawa states, adding that two service chiefs used the opportunity to interact with troops, received
briefings from commanders, and appreciated the situation on ground.

Mr. Amosu, in the statement, said that the military, through effective collaboration with other security agencies, was exerting enormous pressure on the insurgents.

He stated that the pressure was part of efforts to rout the insurgents and quickly return normalcy to the affected states.

He said that the armed forces were already thinking of post-insurgency phase, and strategising on how to keep the affected areas from relapsing to violent past.

Mr. Amosu said government was determined to provide more funds and support to the armed forces, and that more sacrifice and commitment would be required from the citizenry.

He urged the Commandant to ensure that the college curriculum was tailored to meet the current challenges facing the armed forces.

Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands of houses and vehicles razed by the Boko Haram in recent months in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe despite the state of emergency in those states.
(NAN)


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