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NAF Deploys Special Forces To Sokoto



The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday deployed a fighter aircraft along with support equipment, and a detachment of Special Forces (SF) to Sokoto State to boost the military’s anti-banditry operations in the Northwest zone under “Operation Diran Mikiya”.

NAF director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said that the measure was aimed at strengthening ongoing efforts to deal with the spate of insecurity in some parts of Sokoto State and the border areas between Zamfara and Sokoto States.

Receiving the air assets, pilots and SF personnel, the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command (AOC TAC), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, charged them to exhibit the highest sense of professionalism as they go about their task of securing communities whilst ensuring they deal decisive blows on the bandits.

Also present at the event were the Commander Air Task Force Operation Di   ran Mikiya, Air Commodore Ayoola Jolasinmi, and the Commander 119 Forward Operating Base (119 FOB), Air Commodore Jibrin Usman.

Amao recalled that following an assessment visit to NAF units in Katsina, Zamafara and Sokoto States on  December 26, 2018, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubak,ar had disclosed that facilities at the Sultan Abubakar III Airport would be upgraded to facilitate the deployment of NAF platforms and equipment to enhance NAF air operations and response against anti-banditry activities in the state.





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