OrderPaperToday– The House of Representatives Committee on Airforce has praised the Nigeria Airforce for destroying a terrorist logistics facility at Gujeri, Borno State.
Chairman of the committee, Mr. Muhammad Shehu Koko (APC, Kebbi), in a press statement issued over the weekend, described the recent attack as a welcome development.
He assured that the parliament would continue to support the Airforce in ensuring that boko haram terrorists are completely wiped out of the country, especially in the north east.
Koko said, “The House Committee on Airforce wants to use this medium to congratulate the Nigerian Airforce for carrying out night time airstrikes executed on 31 December after series of intelligence and surveillance.
“This is a sign of a new year in their operations in year 2020.
“The Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar, has always proved to the country that the force is capable and will continue to carry out its assignment in the interest of Nigerians.
“We hereby use this occasion to commend the operations of the force and promise to do all within our constitution to provide all the necessary equipment and support needed for the discharge of their duties.”
The committee assured Nigerians that under the leadership of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, it will carry out its oversight functions diligently and efficiently.
Recall that the Nigerian Airforce, through its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed in a statement issued on Friday, that Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole had destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists logistics facility at Gujeri, Sambisa Forest of Borno State.”
Ibikunle added that the “ISR missions identified some makeshift structures under some trees in the settlement that were being used by the terrorists to store fuel and other items for the maintenance of their vehicles.”
The committee chairman added that he was optimistic that the force would sustain the tempo in its fight to wipe out terrorist hideouts completely from Nigeria, especially the north east.
While commending President Muhammadu Buhari for his unwavering support for the force, he urged residents in the north east to continue to provide necessary information needed to help the force in its operations.
“We will do all we can to ensure that the welfare of the force and other sister security agencies is adequately taken into consideration,” he added.