The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed its Special Forces operatives to Nasarawa to boost internal security in the State and the North-Central zone of the country.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who addressed the troops in Lafia on Sunday, urged them to be professional in their conduct.
Represented by the Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command, Abubakar urged the operatives “to be professional and uphold the core NAF values of integrity, service before self and excellence in all you do”.
He explained that troops were deployed to complement and add value to the already existing security apparatus on ground.
“You must cooperate with Operation Whirlstroke. Your deployment is not only for Lafia, but for the North -Central,” he said.
The CAS appreciated the Nasarawa government for the provision of the facility provided for the establishment of the 22 Quick Response Wing in Lafia.
Abubakar urged the government of Nasarawa to put in place a refueling facility to enable helicopters easy access for refueling as they advance for operations.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State in his remarks thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the quick response to the security challenges of the State.
He explained that the response came just three days after he called for help from the Federal Government, and assured that the state would support the troops to ensure that all forms of crimes were eliminated from the State.