Insecurity: NAF to establish base, deploy air assets in Gombe



The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to establish a Forward Operation Base in Gombe to enhance internal security.

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, revealed this Tuesday Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe visited him in Abuja.

The air chief said that the NAF would also deploy its air assets to Gombe as early as October.

He assured the governor that the NAF would continue to secure the East and the entire Country.

“Today we have NAF presence in the East, Special Operations Command (SOC) in Bauchi, we have established a Quick Response Unit in Taraba to add to what we are already doing,” he said.

He reiterated the commitment of the Service to protect the territorial integrity of the Country.

“I to assure that we will continue to work to ensure that the territorial integrity of is not undermined by any in ,” he said.

Abubakar said that the NAF would move as quickly as possible to work in Gombe before the arrival of the platforms “we are expecting before October.”

The CAS thanked the governor for the donation of the hectares of land to NAF for the establishment of the base.

Earlier, the governor commended Abubakar for his professionalism and the role of the NAF in fighting insurgency.

He said that the core responsibility of Government peace and security, noting that security brings about development.

“Without security, would work, our desire is to advance our . We are partnering with the NAF to bring security and development to Gombe ,” he said.

He said the State has provided a parcel of land for the NAF to establish a Base to protect lives and property.(NAN)