To achieve this, he tasked personnel of the service, especially field commanders, to maintain the current tempo with a view to actualising the onerous task.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Sadique Abubakar, speaking to newsmen on the update in the fight against insurgency,
ts, Group Captain Gabriel Ochai, who lost his life in an air mishap involving a NAF Air Beetle aircraft on August 24, 2017 and Wing Commander Chimda Hedima, who died in Borno State during battle with Boko Haram in September 2014.
Speaking yesterday, at a workshop for newly posted field commanders and award for dedicated personnel, including civilian staff, which held at the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Abuja, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar, said his organisation was looking forward to imminent complete defeat of not just the Boko Haram insurgents but also the militants in Niger Delta.
He insisted that imminent defeat of the two groups had become inevitable for the military to ensure that the labour of Nigeria’s past heroes was not in vain and further tasked the newly posted field commanders to ensure that they keep the country peaceful and secured in the face of the current security challenges in the country.
Abubakar regretted that the country was facing series of problems threatening to destroy the country’s foundation as laid by its founding fathers.
“We are living in extraordinary times with myriads of problems threatening to shake the foundation laid by the founding fathers of this great nation and by extension, threatening to erode the labour of our heroes past.”
The workshop, according to him, aimed at both equipping the new and reminding older Commanders of their responsibilities in line with the Nigerian Air Force expectations.
The CAS also said that the honour to the personnel was aimed at “celebrating our personnel that have demonstrated courage, resilience, commitment, ingenuity and dedication to service within the purview of their assigned tasks.”