Air Force To Deploy More Personnel To Niger Delta

CAS Sadique Abubakar and Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State presenting a gift to the CAS, Sadique Abubakar

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, will soon deploy additional personnel to the Niger Delta as part of the resolve to combat militancy and other forms of internal security challenges in the region, Sadique Abubakar, Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, has said.

The Air chief made the disclosure in Yenagoa while on operational visit to NAF Mobility Command.

He said that the deployment is aimed at strengthening the existing NAF manpower disposition, especially in Bayelsa State, and to enhance the NAF involvement in OPERATION DELTA SAFE.

In preparation, new facilities have been put in place to cater for accommodation and other welfare needs of the personnel.



    These include the construction of new blocks of accommodation for officers and men, office accommodation, airmen mess, and provost squadron, which were commissioned recently.

    Two of the airmen’s blocks of accommodation were named after Corporal Omaka VI and Aircraftman Ofonih EF, both of whom were killed recently in Bosso, Niger State during an Internal Security Operation.

    During the visit, the CAS paid a courtesy visit to Governor Seriake Disckson of Bayelsa State, who pledged his administration readiness to partner with the NAF and other Security Agencies in providing sufficient security for citizens of the State and for economic prosperity.

    Governor Dickson also promised that his government would partner with the NAF to build NAF Primary and Secondary Schools in the State to enable Bayelsans benefit from the quality education provided by NAF Schools with a view to bringing about discipline and reorientation among youths in the State.

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