The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Friday, 3 July 2020, played host to the Senator representing Borno South, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, at the Headquarters, Air Task Force (HQ ATF), Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri.
The Senator was at the HQ ATF to identify with the NAF on the successes recorded in recent subsidiary air interdiction operations targeting terrorists’ locations in the North East, particularly Operation Long Reach I, which was conducted from 16 – 27 June 2020, and the ongoing Operation Long Reach II, which commenced on 2 July 2020.
The Senator, who was conducted on a tour of some operational facilities at the HQ ATF, used the occasion to appreciate the Nigerian Air Force’s (NAF’s) efforts at launching such massive air campaigns that have further degraded the capacity of the insurgents in North East, whilst also sustaining the onslaught against armed bandits in the North West of the Country.
Also with the CAS, who has been Maiduguri to oversee the conduct of Operation Long Reach II, are the Chief of Training and Operations, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) James Gwani; Chief of Aircraft Engineering, AVM Musibau Olatunji; Chief of Logistics, AVM Mohammed Yakubu as well as Directors from HQ NAF.
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