- gives force thumps up
Nigerian military authorities on Monday debunked a story credited to an online platform lampooning the inefficiency and failings of the Nigerian Air Force responsible for prolonged war against Boko Haram insurgents.
The Director Defence Information (DDI) Major General John Enenche said in Abuja said “the attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to an ill motivated online publication on 7 September 2017 against the Nigerian Air Force.”
He pointed out that such sensationally captioned “How Nigerian Air Force’s failings allegedly prolonged war against Boko Haram”, was not only untrue, but “a deliberate misinformation of the public about the Nigerian Air Force in particular and the Armed Forces of Nigeria in general.”
Part of the statement read, “The Armed Forces of Nigeria trained and have always operated jointly to achieve set objectives under a coordinated command and control centre which is the Defence Headquarters.
“Against this backdrop, it is not possible for a single service or component to frustrate or derail the aim of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
The ill-motivated publication against the Chief of Air Staff and the Nigerian Air Force should be disregarded.”
While commending the NAF for living up to expectations in its efforts to ensure the terrorists are exterminated, explained that “the Nigerian Air Force has lived up to its expectation in the North East, alongside the Nigerian Army and Navy for the successes recorded against Boko Haram.
“The Air Force like the Army and Navy were not left out of the commendation given to the Chief of Defence Staff on the fight against Boko Haram by the United States of America Secretary of State, on 22 March 2017 in New York.
National Daily reports that the Defence spokesperson, Gen Enenche reiterated that the Nigerian Air Force, has never failed in its tasks against Boko Haram Terrorists in the North East.
He assured that collectively, the Armed Forces of Nigeria would continue to work relentlessly to make Boko Haram activities in the North East history a thing of the past