We’re winning war against terrorism, others – CAS

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said that the military had greatly decimated insurgents and other criminal elements terrorising the country.

Amao said the feat was achieved through the deployment of modern platforms provided to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and sister agencies by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was contained in a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, on Thursday in Abuja.

He said that NAF and other sister agencies had effectively operationalized the new weapons and platforms in the battlefield.

The CAS made the remarks during an operation tour of 205 Combat Search and Rescue Group, Kerang, Plateau, as well as 22 Quick Response Wing, Lafia in Nasarawa State.

“No doubt that some of the new platforms in NAF’s Order of Battle, particularly the JF-17 Thunder aircraft, the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft and the Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are the reasons behind our success.“

He added that more still needed to be done to completely decimate and flush out the remnants of terrorists still preying on soft targets.

Amao warned troops against complacency, as doing so would be harmful to ongoing operations.

He therefore called for extra focus, vigilance and caution.

The CAS intimated the personnel that the service was expecting the delivery of additional new platforms which the President approved for NAF.

On the forthcoming general elections, the CAS said that while exercising their constitutional right to vote for any candidate of their choice, the personnel must desist from engaging in active political activities.

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