Insurgency: Nigerian Airforce inaugurates new Combat uniform.
Following the faking of its former camouflage uniform by unscrupulous elements in the society including terrorists in some instances, the Nigerian Air Force yesterday inaugurated a new combat camouflage uniform noting that it was in compliance with the Presidential directive for all Services in the Nigerian Military to have the same camouflage in operation areas.
Speaking while unveiling the uniform Director of Logistics at HQ NAF Garrison, Abuja, Air Commodore Ali Mohammed explained that the new woodland camouflage uniform has effectively replaced the former uniform in accordance with presidential directives.
He said the Presidential directive stated that only the Nigerian armed forces comprising the Nigerian Army, the Navy and the Air Force are allowed to use military camouflage would be issued to personnel of the NAF in Abuja in the first instance.
Air Commodore Ali said the distribution of the new camouflage is in compliance with the December 2015 deadline to the military to stop the use of the old camouflage.
Mohammed added that the Air Force had earlier distributed the desert camouflage to troops involved in the ongoing operation against the Boko Haram in the North East on Monday last week.
“You will recall that it is due to the proliferation of different sets of camouflage as it has been noticed which breached the security in general in the country” Ali said.
He added, “We see a lot of Para-military and other security outfits, continuing to come up with different set of camouflage. Because of that Mr. President gave a directive sometime last year that only the two shirts of woodland and the desert camouflage are permitted only for the military”
“It is unique because the Army, the Navy and the Air Force are now using the same camouflage. As from today anybody who is found with any set of uniforms other than this camouflage is contradicting the directive and there would be sanctions”, Commodore Ali further said.
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