‘Go To Northeast And Fight Boko Haram,’ Minister Tells Air Chief
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has been asked to join the Chief of Army Staff in the North East to coordinate the Nigerian Air Force operations.
It was a decision reached at a meeting of the Air Council held on Tuesday and presided over by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali.
A statement released after the meeting by the spokesman for the Minister, Col. Tukur Gusau, contained the new decision.
It is coming at a time that Boko Haram terrorists have renewed attacks on communities, military personnel and had introduced the use of drone technology in its operations.
There were reports last week that terrorists had started using foreign fighters in its push to establish an Islamic state and also end Western education in the northeast.
The Federal Government had on Monday directed the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, to remain in the North East until security situation in the region improves.
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Gusau said the air chief was also directed to reorganise air operations in support of operations Lafiya Dole in the North East and Sharanda Daji in Zamfara.
“The Air Council also approved promotion of well deserved senior Air Force officers to their next higher ranks,” he said.
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