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Nigerian Air force Assures Benue Residents Of Protection

Posted: Nov 11, 2015 at 2:23 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigerian Air force (NAF), has assured that it will do everything possible to provide adequate protection for residents of Benue State and their properties.

NAF stated this in a statement by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Dele Alonge.

“The NAF has a responsibility to secure its perimeter fence to forestall any pre-emptive attack within and around the Air Force Base in Makurdi,” the statement noted.

Quoting from intelligence reports, the statement said that due to fierce attack on them, Boko Haram insurgents were in disarray and looking for soft targets to strike especially military installations.

It added that it was with the intention to fortify the Base that the Air Force recently carried out cordon and search operation within its area of responsibility.

The statement said that in the course of carrying out the search, there was no destruction of houses or displacement of persons as reported by some media houses.

“We wish to state unequivocally that the Nigerian Air Force is a humane, sensitive and rational organisation that does not trample on the rights of law abiding citizens,” the statement disclosed.