Nigerian Air Force Launches New Security Initiative

By Tosin Omoniyi

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has launched a new security initiative in Adamawa State, one of those ravaged by insurgency in North east tagged, “See Something Say Something,” aimed at making people more security conscious.

The Air a force said that the initiative was also targeted at eliciting more support from the civil populace and to create more security awareness in the state.

The initiative was launched at a sensitization lecture which held for residents of Yola, Adamawa State.

A statement issued by the Director, Public Relations and Information, Dele Alonge, an Air Commodore, stated that “the objective is to get the civil populace to share information with security agencies or report the activities of suspected persons or members of the Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) group. ”

“The initiative recognizes the collective role and responsibility of the people, military and civil alike, to fighting terrorism. It is thus a new approach by the NAF to enhance the effectiveness of the on-going counter insurgency operation in the North-Eastern part of the country,” the statement read.



    It added that the lecture pointed out that terrorism only brings pain, regrets, poverty and underdevelopment to any community and that only a collective war against it could eradicate it.

    “As such, the participants were urged to be actively involved in the on-going counter-terrorism campaign, and to help spread the message by educating their wards with a view to bringing all hands on deck to defeat the terrorists,” the statement said.

    It also urges residents to know their neighbors and also question strangers who join their community from time to time.

    It equally urged residents to be wary of unidentified luggage, abandoned vehicles and unplanned gatherings in public places.

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