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Synergy between military enhances counter-insurgency operations- CAS

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiyaka Amao being served during a Christmas luncheon with troops of Air Component Operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri. Photo: Dauda Iliya

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiyaka Amao says the Service will leverage the capabilities of sister agencies to secure the nation from any form of security threat. 

Air Marshal Amao stated this at a Christmas luncheon with troops of the Air Taskforce Operation Hadin Kai, in Maiduguri, Borno state.

The Air Chief observed that the contemporary security challenges facing the country require synergy with other Services and robust architecture to contain the situation. 

According to him, the Nigerian Airforce recently received a boost with the winging of 26 new pilots and 31 unmanned aerial vehicle operations to improve the airpower capabilities. 

” in the same vein, I am happy to note that we currently have a total of 195 officers, airmen and airwomen undergoing various training courses abroad cutting across several specialties and trades, Air Marshal Amoa stated”

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouq Yahaya acknowledged that the existing synergy between the military informed the successes recorded in the counter-insurgency and other operations in various theaters of conflict. 

He charged troops in the frontline to sustain the tempo and continue to fight gallantly.

Borno state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur commended the armed forces for their resilience and sacrifice towards restoring peace in the state.

Air Component Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, Air Commodore Nnamdi Ananaba confirmed that the A-29 Super Tucano has been deployed and working in the theater, assuring to sustain the fight against insurgency. 

Reporting by Dauda Iliya; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino