On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja reiterated his administration’s promise to remain unyielding in confronting Boko Haram.
President Muhammadu Buhari also vowed that all forms of criminality that have bedeviled Nigeria would be crushed.
President Muhammadu Buhari also spoke at the induction and commissioning ceremony of the newly acquired NAF MI-171E Helicopter and two reactivated Alpha Jets, and one L39ZA aircraft.
“On our part, we will continue to support you in any way we can to help you become more effective in the execution of your mandate for the safety and security of our country,” he said.
President Muhammadu Buhari also noted that his administration had boosted the Nigerian Air Force’s capacity by 23 brand new aircraft in recent times, with more still on the way.
“These 23 new aircraft are aside from the 15 additional aircraft, including 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States of America and 3 JF-17 Thunder Multi-Role Fighter aircraft from Pakistan that has been procured and will soon be delivered.”
President Muhammadu Buhari said these are aside reactivating over 25 erstwhile unserviceable aircraft, “significantly boosting the capacity of the Service to deliver robust airpower in support of our counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts.”.
President Muhammadu Buhari said he had released two Agusta 101 helicopters from the Presidential Air Fleet to the Nigerian Air Force to improve its tactical lift capability.
The Nigeria Leader hailed security forces for successes recorded so far, especially by restoring “some level of stability in Borno and Yobe States and Adamawa State.”
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