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We will continue to render humanitarian support to IDPs, says Air Chief

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Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar


• Says US Govt Supportive In Fight Against Insurgency

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Sadique Abubakar, has said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) would continue to render humanitarian support to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the northeast region.

A statement signed by Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said Abubakar stated this, yesterday, when the outgoing US Defence Attaché to Nigeria, Colonel Patrick Doyle, paid him a farewell visit at the NAF headquarters, Abuja.

He said: “I have been further encouraged by the case of a five-year old malnourished child, who had been given up for dead in northeastern Nigeria, but was later admitted and nourished at the NAF Reference Hospital, Bauchi.”

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The COAS said United States has been very supportive of the NAF in its fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria, and with the continuous support of US Government, the NAF would be better positioned to do much more towards fighting the common enemy of terrorism.

Earlier, the outgoing US (DA) Col. Patrick Doyle thanked the COAS for the support he enjoyed from the NAF during his tour of duty, while acknowledging the enormous impact made by the NAF in the fight against insurgency and other forms of criminalities in Nigeria in the past two years.Doyle commended the efforts of the COAS in substantially increasing the number of serviceable NAF platforms, with particular reference to the Alpha Jet aircraft.


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