The Nigeria Air Force announces full deployment of its aircraft

The Nigeria Air Force has announced the full deployment of its aircraft to combat the security crisis in Nigeria’s north-east.

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall, Sadique Abubakar, who announced the deployment said the current security challenges in Nigeria heavily relied on air power and that discussions were ongoing with the Presidency to ensure the Air Force was battle ready.

He urged Senior Officers of the force to ensure that integrity, excellence and service delivery were prioritised, to eliminate mediocrity and corruption in the Force.

Addressing a meeting of Senior Officers and Commanders of the Air Force yesterday, weeks after he took over as the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar revealed his vision and mission for the Nigeria Air Force, with issues on policy directives topping talks.

Air Marshal Abubakar said the current spate of terrorism in the north-east had led to the ‘self-audit’ of the preparedness of the Air Force to defend the nation, adding that he had set up key drivers to help achieve his vision to reposition the Air Force into a highly professional and disciplined force, with effective and timely implementation of air power in response to national security needs.


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