Following the killing of 11 military personnel by illegal gun dealers in Bosso, Niger state, the Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Sadique Abubakar, on Thursday paid a visit to the Nigerian Air Force Quick Response Force in Minna.
The slain military men comprised of 2 airmen and 9 Army personnel who were deployed on Internal Security Operation in the State, code-named “OPERATION MESA”.
Abubakar said the purpose of his visit was to enable him commiserate with the families of the slain airmen, hold durban with troops, and inspect facilities on NAF Base, Minna.
He also used the opportunity to visit the Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, as well as paid homage to the Emir of Minna, Umar Bahago.
The air chief appealed to both the political and traditional leadership to call on the people to support Security Agencies in the State in carrying out their duties, noting that security is everybody’s business.
Governor Bello, expressed regrets over the unfortunate incident, and called on citizens of the State to remain calm even as his government has commenced an investigation into the incident.
He expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Security Agencies in the State towards maintaining law and order, while promising to continue to work with them to ensure that Niger State, and the Country at large, is well secured.