Mshl Sadique Abubakar, The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), has disclosed the plan by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to send additional personnel to the Niger Delta as part of the resolve to combat militancy and other forms of internal security challenges in the region. Abubakar made the statement in Yenagoa while on an operational visit to NAF Mobility Command.
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.
Because of this deployment, new facilities were recently provided to cater for the officers, like accommodation and other welfare needs.
The preparation includes the construction of new blocks of accommodation for officers and men, office accommodation, airmen mess, and provost squadron, which were commissioned recently.
Seriake Disckson who stated that “his administration is ready to partner with the NAF and other Security Agencies because the Government of Bayelsa understands the importance of security and the need for the State to be safe for economic prosperity”.
Bayelsa state governor said this, when the CAS made a courtesy call on the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Disckson earlier during the visit.