- The NAF has acquired more aircraft to help boost the fight against insurgency
- Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar made this known at the NAF base in Kaduna state
- Abubakar said the aim of acquiring the new aircraft is to enhance professionalism
Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar, the chief of air staff, declared that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired 30 aircraft and activated 13 grounded ones in the last three years.
Abubakar who made this known at the inauguration of the new headquarters of air training command, NAF Base in Kaduna state said the aim of acquiring the new aircraft is to enhance professionalism.
Channels TV reports that he disclosed that the force is increasing its manpower by recruiting 1,500 new personnel annually.
He noted that professionalism entails that officers and men of the service must have a conducive working environment and robust welfare package that will make them comfortable to effectively discharge their duties.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the NAF, the air task force of operation Diran Mikiya degraded several notorious armed bandits hideouts in Shamashale village and Rugu forest in Zamfara.
The air commodore, Ibikunle Daramola, the force director of public relations and Information, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, August 19, in Abuja,
“The attacks, which were executed in support of ground troops in Sector 2 of Operation `Sharan Daji’, were planned based on credible intelligence that the kingpin and his group of armed bandits were using an abandoned primary school in Shamashale.’’ he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Nigerian Air Force winged 10 flying officers - on NAIJ.com TV: