How Nigeria Air Force Degraded Boko Haram’s Capacity

Sadiq Abubabar

Sadiq Abubakar

Sadique Abubakar, Nigeria Chief of Air Staff has said the Nigeria military has fought Boko Haram terrorists to a point they will no longer be able to move freely in the country or carry out their nefarious acts. Abubakar said this on Wednesday while delivering a speech at a two-day seminar on Standards and Evaluation, organised by the Nigeria Air Force tagged: ‘The Imperative of Standards and Evaluation in the Nigerian Air Force’. “We have substantially degraded the capacity of the terrorists to move freely in Toyota Hilux vehicles ravaging villages and murdering innocent citizens. So far, the air operations in the North-East are creating the enabling environment for the army to move unhindered in the conduct of their operation.”, he said. Abubakar also assured that the country’s Air Force is committed to observing global best standards in fighting the war against the insurgents in its mission to returning Nigeria to a peaceful state.

The chief Air staff assured that it would be extremely hard for the sect to freely move again to slaughter Nigerians or capture the military units. “We will continue to do our best to meet our statutory responsibility of defending the territorial integrity of the nation, acting singly or in concert with other security agencies,” Speaking on the importance of having best standards and evaluation unit in the force, Abubakar stressed that the Standard and Evaluation Branch of the Force is one of the most important branches in the Air Force. “Because once you have a sound standard and evaluation branch, people would operate according to standard. This will prevent us from running into problems of safety, because people will be operating according to the laid down regulations of safety, especially at times such as now when you have scarcity of resources,” he noted.

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