The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, on Friday revealed that the Nigerian Airforce was bridging the gaps in its operations as a way of intensifying the onslaughts against Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and other deadly criminals terrorising Nigerians in various parts of the country.
Abubakar stated this in Abuja at an interactive session with the Senate and House of Representatives joint committee on Airforce .
According to the Air Chief, the challenging gaps which had to do with capacity and capability, were being bridged for better fire power against the criminals.
He said: “In this respect, 100 pilots have just been trained for fire powered air combat attacks on territorial hideouts of the criminals.
“In addition to this are over 1,000 special forces that have also been trained and deployed to the various flashpoints in the affected areas,” he said.
Abubakar, however, declared that the Nigerian Airforce and by extension, the military as a whole, could not win the war against the insurgents without the required support from the populace.
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