NAF to deploy additional personnel to Niger Delta
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 4, 2016
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar says the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plans to deploy additional personnel to the Niger Delta as part of the resolve to combat militancy and other forms of internal security challenges in the region.
A statement issued today by the Air Force spokesman, Ayodele Famuyiwa, said Abubakar made the disclosure in Yenagoa while on operational visit to NAF Mobility Command in Bayelsa State.
Famuyiwa said the planned deployment is aimed at strengthening the existing NAF manpower disposition, especially in Bayelsa State, and to enhance the NAF involvement in Operation Delta Safe.
Earlier, CAS paid a courtesy call on Governor Henry Dickson of Bayelsa, who gave assurance that his administration is ready to partner NAF and other security agencies in their bid to rid the state of criminal activities.