Boko Haram: We’re changing tactics, says Chief of Air Staff

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Boko Haram: We’re changing tactics, says Chief of Air Staff

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adeshola Amosun, said in Kaduna on Wednesday that the Nigerian Air Force is changing and updating its tactics in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.

Boko Haram in Borno
Boko haram in Borno

According to him, it will be through a review of operations and -re-training of its personnel.

While assuring Nigerians that in no distance time the military would dislodged the insurgents, Amosun said the military ha d made a significant progress in the war against the Boko Haram sect.  He said this shortly after the 43rd graduation ceremony of students from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna.

He said Nigerian Armed Force, especially the NAF was doing everything possible, including updating and changing its tactics as well as training its personnel.

The CAS noted with satisfaction the level of achievements of the Nigerian Air Force so far in tackling security challenges in the country.

Stressing the need for the training of its personnel, Amosun said any institution that is unable to train its manpower is doomed. He added that efforts were also being intensified to completely eradicate all forms of insurgency in the country.

He said with the graduation of 260 aerospace engineers, the new institute was part of the NAF contribution that would help address the national security challenges.

“What we are asking for now is the AFIT Bill before the National Assembly. When passed, it will help us to develop more technologies that will further help in the fight against insurgency in the country,” he said.

Earlier, the Senate President, Senator David Mark, who was guest of honour at the event, commended the giant strides of the AFIT. He said he was aware that the institute was willing and able to surpass its current achievements, given the necessary resources and legal backings.

The Senate President said, “I wish to assure you that the issues of resources and legal backing under the pending AFIT Bill at the National Assembly, is being given an utmost attention.”

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