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President Buhari guarantees Nigerians Commitment against insurgency

Nigeria president has guaranteed citizens of talking up the fight against insurgency and other related crimes to a positive level

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again renewed his administration pledge to remain unrelenting in combating the Boko Haram insurgency and other forms of crimes that have gotten the country devastated.

Speaking on Thursday at the induction and commissioning ceremony of newly acquired NAF MI-171E helicopter and two reactivated Alpha Jets and one L39ZA aircraft, all belonging to the Nigerian Air Force, the president said

On our part, we will continue to support you in any way we can to help you become more effective in the execution of your mandate for the safety and security of our country.

The President further proclaimed, according to a report published by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), that his administration has recently increased the ability of the Nigerian Air Force by 23 brand new aircraft, with more still on the way.

President Buhari was reported to have said

Today’s induction brings to 23 the number of brand new aircraft that have been added to the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force since we came on board in 2015 and is a clear reflection of our unflinching commitment to ensuring the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.

These 23 new aircraft are aside from the 15 additional aircraft, including 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States of America and three JF-17 Thunder Multi-Role Fighter aircraft from Pakistan that have been procured and will soon be delivered.

Buhari stressed that these are alongside help to reactivate more than 25 previously unusable aircraft to dramatically increase the Service’s ability to provide robust air power to support our counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts.

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