The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) would deploy additional forces to Kano to secure the states’ airfield, the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, said.
He made the disclosure in Kano on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at the Government House.
He said that the additional forces were to boost NAF’s operations and other internal security operations across the country.
He added that “we are going to expand the infrastructure in the state and bring in additional force to secure our base, airfield and assist other security agencies.”
Abubakar said that the NAF base defence forces would serve as a standby force to assist other security agencies in the event of any security problem.
The air chief said that the force was committed to discharging its responsibilities and working with the Nigerian Army to end the insurgency.
He reiterated the military’s determination to end insurgency in the North East and other parts of the country, noting that “we are making substantial progress in dealing with internal security challenges in the North East and we will continue to do our best.”
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the support and cooperation and assured him of the force’s readiness to combat insurgency and other security problems in the country.
He commiserated with the people and government of Kano State over the recent Singer market fire.
Abubakar also thanked Gov. Ganduje for awarding contract for erosion control at the Air Force Base, Kano.
In his remarks, Gov. Ganduje commended the efforts of the military in curbing insurgency and other criminal activities in the state.
He thanked them for assisting the state in the fight against cattle rustling. (NAN)