El-Rufai: NAF Air Strikes Restored Security in Kaduna
Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, said yesterday that military operations especially air strikes vanquished armed bandits, a situation that led to improved security in the state.
He commended the gallantry of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in restoration of relative peace in the state.
The governor spoke when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, at the NAF Headquarters in Abuja.
Governor el-Rufai while expressing the gratitude of the people of Kaduna State to the CAS for improved security situation in the state disclosed that the state witnessed significant improvement in the security situation in the state, as several terrorists’ commanders were neutralised by the NAF air strikes while the remnants have relocated from the state.
“On behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State, I came to thank the Chief of the Air Staff, branch chiefs, air officers commanding, officers and men of the Nigerian Air Force for the excellent work done and still being done in Kaduna State. The security situation in our State and environs has improved drastically. Please keep up the excellent work,” he said.
In his response, Air Marshal Amao thanked the governor for the visit as well as the support and cooperation the NAF received from the government and people of Kaduna State in tackling the security challenges in the entire North-west region.
He further stated that the NAF would continue to do its best to make the country safe and secure in line with the constitutional responsibilities.
“We will continue to do our best until entire country is safe. We have professional and experienced operational commanders overseeing various operations across the country,” the CAS stressed.
The air chief revealed that the numerous successes the NAF had recorded so far in the fight against insurgency and terrorism would not have been possible without the overwhelming support of President Muhammadu Buhari, who provided the needed resources.