Air Marshal Sodique
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, will on Sunday hold a scheduled meeting with Air Officers Commanding Operational Commands as well as the Commander of the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Air Component Commanders of various Theatres of Operations across the country to work out strategies for enhancing NAF’s support for all Internal Security Operations.
According to Major General John Eneche Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Abuja, the meeting is coming on the heels of several coordinated attacks against bandits and insurgents in the country by the military.
Only yesterday, the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji inflicted damages on armed bandits in Katsina State by disrupting their attack on inhabitants of Kurechi and Qurzan Maikuka Villages of Dutsin-Ma Local Government Area of the State yesterday
The operations occurred when a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Agusta 109E (M) helicopter, which was providing close air support to troops of the Land Component operating West of Gusau in Zamfara State, was redirected to Kurechi and Qurzan Maikuka following reports of an armed bandits’ attack on civilians at the 2 communities.
Eneche said the helicopter arrived the scene and engaged the bandits, neutralizing some of them while few others escaped with injuries.
“Thus, the 2 communities were rescued as a result of the operation.”