Posted by News Express | 23 December 2014 | 3,136 times
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, has declared that the air bombardment against the Boko Haram sect members in the north eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states will force the insurgents into a negotiation table.
Amodu, who was addressing cadets of the Direct Short Service Course 24 during their passing out and piping ceremony at the Air Force Base in Kaduna, noted that the aerial operation of the Air Force has drastically reduced the activities of the sect members in the troubled areas.
He added that with the heavy military onslaught against them, the insurgents would soon give up and accept dialogue.
Air Marshal Amosu noted that the challenges of tackling the spate of terrorism and other internal security threats in the country remain the highest priority of the Federal Government and by extension, the Nigerian Air Force.
He called on both the military and civilian populace to build a national cohesion that transcends primordial sentiments for the unity and development of the nation.
The Air Chief stressed that the armed forces have a crucial role to play in defending the territorial integrity of the nation.
Therefore, the new officers would be deployed to crisis prone areas and other parts of the country to assist the military in protecting lives and property of the citizens.
He urged them to contribute their best to the fight against ‘a few misguided elements amongst Nigerians’.
•Adapted from a Channels TV report. Photo shows Air Chief Amosu.
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