Air Force un­veils strat­egy to com­bat Boko Haram

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Olatunji Omirin, Maiduguri

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Mar­shal Sadique Abubakar yes­ter­day as­sured the north­east res­i­dents that a new strat­egy has been in­tro­duced to se­cure Nige­ria’s ter­ri­to­ries with the de­ploy­ment of a new set of air­craft to com­bat ter­ror.

The CAS stated this af­ter meet­ings with of­fi­cers of var­i­ous units of the Air Force at 105 Com­pos­ite Group in Maiduguri who he urged to se­cure the help of com­mu­ni­ties in their ar­eas of op­er­a­tion to se­cure the right in­tel­li­gence to get rid of Boko Haram.

He said, “There are new strate­gies put in place that will be able to pick them wher­ever they are; so I be­lieve hu­manly speak­ing to make our ter­ri­to­ries more se­cure than ever. We have some new air­craft, some in Maiduguri and other palaces fly­ing to se­cure our so­ci­ety.”

He urged the com­mu­ni­ties to do more with in­for­ma­tion, ex­plain­ing, “There is no way a fighter air­craft will de­tect 13-year-old girl car­ry­ing bombs. This can only come from the com­mu­ni­ties. If they know any­where the bombs are man­u­fac­tured, let them talk and then we can bomb the places.”

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