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Terrorism: NAF vows to consolidate aerial bombardment of terrorists’ hideouts

By Linus Aleke
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Thursday, vowed that the Air Task Force (ATF), across all theatres of operations, will continue to consolidate its coordinated aerial bombardment of terrorists’ enclaves, with the view to restoring peace and normalcy in troubled areas.

The service also, noted that it has equally contributed in no small measures to the restoration and sustenance of democracy on the African continent.


Chairman, Organizing Committee, NAF at 58th Anniversary Celebration/Reunion 2022, Air Commodore Olasunkanmi Abidoye, made this pledge in a press conference in Abuja.

He disclosed that the 58th Anniversary Celebration/Reunion 2022, is scheduled to hold from 19 to 21 May 2022 at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kano.

He said the Nigerian Air Force in its 58 years of existence has no doubt grown into a formidable and respected force within the African continent and beyond.

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He added that the service has also continued to make significant contributions in the areas of internal security, humanitarian and peace-keeping operations as well as restoration and sustenance of democracy on the African continent.

Noting that it is only rational, to celebrate NAF’s existence as well as the laudable achievements recorded over the years, the chairman said the Theme of the 58th Anniversary Celebration, is “Enhancing Nigerian Air Force Efficiency in Joint Operations for Effective Response to Contemporary National Security Imperatives”.

Air Commodore Abidoye, said: “The choice of this year’s theme is deliberate as it is aimed at emphasizing a renewed focus on joint military operations and effective synergy among the Services and other security agencies as well as consolidate on the gains of the employment of airpower, especially at this critical stage in our Nation’s history. It is also in tandem with the Chief of the Air Staff’s vision “To enhance and sustain critical airpower capabilities required for joint force employment in pursuit of national security imperatives”.

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He said that to mark this year’s Nigerian Air Force Day Celebration, a series of activities have been lined up to enlighten the citizens of Nigerian Air Force efforts in the fight against insurgency, terrorism, and other forms of criminality within the Country.

“Thus, there will be a series of pre-event activities taking place simultaneously at Nigerian Air Force units across the country. The Anniversary will also feature a Seminar which is scheduled to hold on 19 May 2022 as well as the Pulling out Ceremony of members of the 35th and 36th Regular Course who recently retired from the Service. Specifically, the Seminar will provide an opportunity for seasoned experts to present papers on air-to-ground integration and operational efficiency as well as optimizing Nigerian Air Force platforms for effective joint force employment. The focal point of the Seminar is to proffer workable strategies aimed at checkmating various security challenges confronting us as a Nation. A golf kitty will also be held in Kano while other sporting activities will take place simultaneously in all Nigerian Air Force units across the country on Friday, 20 May 2022,” he concluded.

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