Air Force recruits 7,000 personnel to flush out militants in Lagos, others

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday said it had recruited 7,000 personnel in three years to flush out regrouping militants in Lagos and the country as a whole. The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, made this known while speaking with journalists at the inauguration of some buildings for its personnel at 041 Communications Depot, Shasha, in Lagos.

According to him, the Air Force will continue to flush them out just like we have been doing. He said: “We have been in Lagos, Taraba and other states in the country. Very soon, something is going to be worked out which will involve not only the Air Force but all military formations.

“Our commanders are giving us all the inputs. Just like we flushed them before, we are going to continue to flush them with the support of other security agencies.” The CAS said the force had recruited 7,000 personnel in the last three years, adding that new helicopters and aircraft were also acquired.

He added: “Professionalism is not just about equipment and training but most importantly, about the human beings because human being is the most important resource.

“The whole essence is to ensure that Nigeria and Nigerians are secure and be able to go about their businesses without fear.” The CAS said that the NAF embarked on massive construction of new accommodation as well as re-modelling of old ones to address the infrastructural deficit of the past. “It is quite important to ensure that the living condition of our tireless and hard working personnel is given high premium.”


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