NSA Visits Troops In Yobe State, As Nigeria Airforce Resumes Airstrikes In Sambisa Forest
In continuation of his operational visit to the North-East, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), along with the Chief of Defence Staff, General AG Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal SA Abubakar and the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has visited and addressed troops on Saturday in Damaturu, Yobe State.
This is even as the Nigerian Airforce in its bid to wipe out the Boko Haram insurgents group resumed airstrikes in the dreaded Sambisa forest base of the group.
A statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Public Relations of the Nigerian Army, the NSA paid a courtesy call on Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, after which he inspected the newly established Army Headquarters Logistics Base, Tactical headquarters of 3 Division and inspected military hardwares and equipment.
He said the NSA thereafter addressed troops where he commended their efforts in the war against terrorists and enjoined them to always dedicate themselves to assigned tasks and responsibilities.
He also emphasised on alertness and adherence to professional ethics of the military profession.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Military in its resolution to incapacitate and further degrade the fighting spirit of Boko Haram Terrorist Group (BHT), has carried out several bombings and air strike missions in Sambisa Forest.
The strike missions came after several weeks of tactical reconnaissance by the reconnaissance/ surveillance aircraft.
The air strikes carried out by F-7NI and Alpha Jet fighter aircraft, as well as attack helicopters has resulted in the degradation of the terrorists capabilities and destruction of some of their strong holds.
Intelligence report revealed that as aftermath of the strike missions, the terrorists have been confined and their capabilities greatly reduced, thereby restricting their nefarious activities to small scale attacks and suicide bombings.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar assures all Nigerians that the air efforts would be sustained until the Boko Haram Activities becomes a thing of the past.
He further stated that, the Nigerian Air Force with their support is Willing, Able and Ready to meet up with current and future security challenges of the Nation.