By Sunday Isuwa,
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday said it has introduced additional measures aimed at increasing its operational capability in the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East.
A statement issued by the NAF’s director of public relations and information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said the measures include the deployment of additional NAF Special Forces and personnel of the Regiment Specialty to reinforce Base security and also fight alongside the Nigerian Army troops and NAF Special Forces that were already on ground.
In addition, the NAF has deployed thermal imaging cameras aimed at adding more value to the current efforts at detecting and checkmating the activities of suicide bombers before they carry out their suicide missions.
This follows the spate of suicide bombings that have been recently recorded in Maiduguri.
“The thermal imaging camera uses infrared and reads temperature differences up to an appreciable distance away and can identify a person at an acceptable distance,” the statement said.
The cameras, which are mounted on NAF aircraft, can also penetrate obscurants such as smoke, fog and haze.
The NAF, in recent times, has stepped up its counterinsurgency operations to further decimate the ability of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the North East. The focus has largely been the conduct of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions as well as interdiction missions on identified BHT targets. This is in addition to range of other air operations and humanitarian intervention schemes aimed at winning the heart and minds of the populace in the conflict areas.
“The NAF remains appreciative of the support it is enjoying from Nigerians in its efforts at putting an end to the madness in the North East Geopolitical Zone of our country,” the statement added.
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