Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, the Chief of Air Staff, has urged troops in “Operation Gama Aiki” and personnel from the 013 Quick Response Force in Minna to keep up the pace of operations against criminals.
He urged airmen to refrain from attacking criminals.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information at Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, made the announcement in an Abuja statement on Tuesday.
According to him, Air Commodore Sunday Aneke, Director of Operations, Headquarters NAF, delivered the charge when he represented Amao at the OPGA Air Component’s Christmas celebration in Minna.
The service, according to Amao, used the occasion to remember the sacrifices of fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price in the service of the country.
In his message, he stated that the security threats that Nigeria faces, as well as the challenges they pose to achieving national development goals, necessitate the establishment of a strong security architecture.
He emphasised that the architecture must be capable of quickly employing airpower across the entire spectrum of warfare.
“The National Air Force has continued to bravely confront various security threats while recording tangible results in various theatres of operations, working in concert with sister services and other security agencies.”
“I have to say that I am proud of all of our officers, airmen, and airwomen who are participating in internal security operations across the country,” he said.
He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his continued support for the Nigerian Armed Forces, particularly the NAF.
“It’s encouraging to see that NAF’s operational manpower development has gotten a boost recently, with the winging of 26 new pilots and 31 operators since my arrival.”
I’m pleased to report that a total of 195 officers, airmen, and airwomen are currently undergoing various training courses abroad in a variety of specialties and trades.
In his remarks, Group Capt. Elisha Bindul, Commander, 103 QRF, reassured Nigerians that the Force is committed to continuing the fight against criminality in Niger State and the Northwest in general.