Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Boko Haram cannot be totally eradicated - Airforce boss

Boko Haram cannot be totally
eradicated - Airforce boss
– Lai Mohammed, the minister of
information and culture had said that Boko
Haram insurgents have been defeated


– The chief of air staff has faulted the
minister’s claim
– The insurgents attacked Brigadier General
Victor Ezugwu, the GOC, 7 Division Nigerian
army early hours of Tuesday
Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, the chief of air
staff has said that Boko Haram insurgency
cannot be totally eradicated despite the
successes being recorded by officers and
men of Nigerian army.
Chief of air staff, Sadique Abubakar faults
FG on boko haram
Abubakar disclosed this while speaking at
the logistics command of the Nigerian
Airforce (NAF), Sam Ethna base, Lagos on
Tuesday, April 19, Daily Post reports.
The airforce boss lauded the efforts of
security agencies  under the present
administration adding that terrorist attacks in
the region have reduced to the barest
minimum in recent times.
“In the North Eastern part of Nigeria, we are
making progress. We may have challenges of
suicide bombings here and there, but that will
end soon.
“There cannot be zero violence; violence will
still be there. But everything humanly possible
will be done to have a peaceful and stable
environment in the North-East so that people
can go about their business in peace.
“We are doing so much in terms of close air
support. We are providing an enabling
environment for the surface forces to function.
We soften the ground for the surface forces to
function. We are providing logistics-in-supply,
rotational transportation, and also moving
equipment.
“In 2014 and 2015, Boko Haram was moving
in convoys of 15 or 20 vehicles from village to
village and killing people. You will agree that
that has stopped,” Abubakar said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state government has
revealed plans to collaborate with the
Nigerian Airforce in mounting serious air
surveillance on the waterways to nip all
criminal activities in the bud.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode stated this on
Tuesday, April 19, when the chief of air staff
paid him a courtesy visit.