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Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has reaffirmed its commitment
to provide the necessary requirements for the Air Task
Force of Operations Lafia Dole and Yancin Tafki to
effectively prosecute the war against insurgency and
terrorism in Nigeria.
The service also reiterated its unwavering commitment
to carry out its constitutional roles.
The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Sadique
Abubakar reaffirmed this commitment while getting
updates from the Air Task Force, ATF, Commander, Air
vice Marshal, AVM, James Gwani, on NAF’s support to
Operations Lafia Dole and Yancin Tafki in the war
theatre.
While charging Nigerian Air Force, NAF, personnel to
remain resolute in the fight against insurgency and other
forms of criminality in the country, he commended
Officers and Airmen/Airwomen of the Service for their
patriotism, diligence and commitment to dealing with the
insurgency and other internal security challenges facing
the Nation.

He noted that the NAF has continued to evolve
strategies that have adequately positioned the Service
to deal with current and emerging challenges.
Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air
Force Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who provided
detail in a statement, said that while in Maiduguri, the
CAS took time out to commission a new aircraft
technicians’ crew room and a block of 30 single-
bedroom accommodations for personnel of the Unit.
He explained that the Service has entrusted multimillion
Dollar equipment in the care of the technicians and
therefore their welfare is paramount to the Service.
“The crew room was named after a fallen hero, Master
Warrant Officer Zabesan Hosea, who made the
supreme sacrifice in an Mi-35P crash at Girei, Adamawa
State on November 13 2014,” Daramola revealed.
He said that the Chief of Air Staff seized the opportunity
to commiserate with the family of Late Aircraftman
Umaru Abdul Ganimu, who died recently as a result of a
helicopter rotor strike accident.

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