From Ahmad Mohammed Bauchi
The Nigerian Air Force has said that the establishment of its Special Operation Commands was to meet the demand of changing security environment in the country.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar stated this at the official commissioning of small arms and other projects at the Nigerian Air Force Base Bauchi.
Air Marshal Abubakar said Special Operation Commands and other units of the Force is working round the clock to find effective ways of dealings with security challenges.
He said , the measure became imperative due to the security challenges witnessed in some parts of the country, recalling that recently the Force has deployed over three hundred personnel to Zamfara state.
The Chief of Air Staff said with the enabling environment created by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Nigerian Air Force, the Force has activated thirteen Aircraft.
Speaking, Bauchi State Governor, Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar, said the establishment of the Nigerian Air Force Base in the state has contributed positively towards safeguarding the security of the state.
The Governor who said the Nigerian Air Force has demonstrated Professionalism and Discipline in the conduct of its operations, expressed the hope that the shooting exercise will improve the performance of the personnel.