Authorities of the Nigerian Airforce on Friday stated that following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on the launch of a serious crackdown in opposition to bandits, kidnappers and different felony parts in Katsina and different States within the North West of the Nation, the NAF on 22 Could 2020, injected Particular Forces (SF) operatives and deployed extra platforms to Kastina State.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Info, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola stated, “The association is to consolidate on the already present safety structure within the State to be able to make sure the success of the continued renewed offensive in opposition to the armed bandits underneath the auspices of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ)-led Operation Hadarin Daji.
Talking in the course of the deployment, the Chief of the Air Employees (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, represented by the Air Officer Commanding Particular Operations Command (AOC SOC), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Charles Ohwo, acknowledged that the deployment was knowledgeable by the necessity to shortly add worth to the present effort by all safety businesses to decisively cope with acts of banditry and criminality in Katsina State and your entire Northwestern Nigeria.
He disclosed that precursor air operations that commenced 2 days in the past had already yielded optimistic outcomes with some armed bandits’ camps destroyed, thereby additional degrading the combating functionality of the criminals.
The CAS stated the deployment of the extra Particular Forces operatives would complement the successes to this point recorded to make sure the actions of bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and different felony parts are curtailed.
Talking additional, the consultant of the CAS assured the nice individuals of Kastina State that the NAF, working in synergy with sister Providers and different safety businesses, would proceed to do its utmost to make sure a return to normalcy within the space.
He additionally thanked the Government Governor of the State, Governor Aminu Bello Masari, for his help and encouragement in direction of making certain the success of the Operation. AVM Ohwo charged the troops to proceed to uphold the NAF’s core values of ‘Integrity’, ‘Service earlier than Self’, and ‘Excellence’ as they perform their assigned duties.
“The Katsina deployment is coming simply few days after the NAF had deployed SFs and Fight Search and Rescue operatives to Nasarawa and Plateau States”, Daramola stated.