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Insurgency: CAS assures officers of adequate welfare, logistics

By Bello Bamanga

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Baba Abubakar, has assured officers and men of the Air Force all necessary welfare and logistics to ensure victory at all times.

He gave the assurance in Yola, Adamawa State when he celebrated this year’s Eid-el-kabir with officers, airmen and women, as well as their families.

Abubakar was represented at this year’s CAS luncheon in Yola by the Director, Communications and Information Systems, at the Headquarters, Air Marshal Paul Doifwina.

He, however, called on men and officers of the Force to remain focus in the fight against insurgency Northeastern part of the country.

The Chief of the Air Staff reiterated that the Nigeria Air Force remained committed to the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the Northeast region.

He charged the officers at the front line to continue to remain committed and focus in fight in order to restore peace in the region.

He, however, warned that the Air Force would not tolerate miscreants in the Service, stressing that anyone found wanting will be dealt with according to the law.

The CAS commended the Federal government for the support they have been receiving in the discharge of their duties.

“The recent procurement of Super Tucano and other platforms is a boost that will ensure total victory in the fight against insurgency in the region and the country,” he said.

The CAS further applauded the Adamawa state government for providing the enabling environment for the officers and men to operate.

Speaking earlier, the Commander, 153 Base Command, Air Codr. Mohammed Yusuf, commended the Chief of the Air Staff for finding time to celebrate with officers and men of the command despite his tight schedule.

He described the various welfare packages CAS had provided for the frontline officers and the command as unprecedented.

On his part, Adamawa State Governor, Umaru Finitiri, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Chief Seth Crowder, said that his government remained committed to its role to making the Air Force and other security agencies succeed in their quest to provide security in the state.

Written by ExpressDay


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