- Air Marshal Sadique first heads to Maiduguri in Borno, then Yola in Adamawa to see airmen on warfront
- The visit, Sadique says, is to boost the morale of the soldiers as they battle to put a stop to the Boko Haram menace
- The military chief also brought good news to the soldiers as he revealed that a new aircraft has been commissioned to airlift them to their families for vacation
Nigeria’s chief of air staff Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique spend Monday, June 26 on the warfront with soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast.
NAIJ.com gathered that the military service chief first travelled to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and Yola, the capital of Adamawa state.
He kept his followers abreast of his itinerary on his Twitter account where he explained his reason for undertaking the exercise.
According to Sadique, his visits to the warfront in the northeast states were to boost the morale of airmen bombarding Boko Haram locations.
He said: “It is my pleasure to be here in Maiduguri to fete with NAF frontline troops in this festive period.
“I am equally glad to note the apparent high morale among the NAF personnel, who remain focused on the task at hand
“I am exceedingly glad to be in Yola in continuation of my visits to fete with our frontline troops.
Again, it is a delight to note the high morale of the NAF personnel in Yola.
“We will continue to strive towards ensuring that no inch of Nigerian territory is ever lost to our adversaries again.”
The military chief also came to the warfront bearing good news.
According to him, more airmen can now get time off to spend time with their families following the activation of another aircraft to airlift them from the warfront.
He tweeted: “We have just reactivated another aircraft, which would enable the regular airlift of frontline troops to visit their families.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the chief of Naval staff Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas has disclosed that the total defeat of Boko Haram terrorists was made possible through the use of air power by the Nigerian Air Force.
The Naval chief made his comments in Abuja at the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters while featuring as Guest of Honor at the winging ceremony of ten new young Air Force pilots.
Ibas praised the Air Force for its invaluable role in maintaining peace and security in the region.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Nigerian Air Force preparing fighter jets for bombardment of Boko Haram locations