By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia
The Nigeria Air Force has deployed a Special Force to Nasarawa State to tackle insecurity in the North Central Geopolitical Zone of the country.
Governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sile while receiving the troops at the Lafia Cargo Airport commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the prompt attention to tackle the security situation in the North Central zone.
He expressed the hope that the response came just three days after he called for help from the federal government, assuring that the state would support the troops to ensure that all forms of crimes were eliminated from the State.
Addressing the troops at the Lafia Airport, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Sadique Abubakar, urged them to be professional in their conduct.
“I urge you to be professional and uphold the core NAF values of integrity, service before self and excellence in all you do,” he said.
Abubakar, who was represented by AVM Charles Ohwo, the Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command, told the Special Force that they were deployed to complement and add value to the already existing security apparatus on ground.
“You must cooperate with Operation Whirl Stroke. Your deployment is not only for Lafia, but for the North -Central,” he said.
The air chief appreciated the Nasarawa State Government for the provision of the facility provided for the establishment of the 22 Quick Response Wing in Lafia.
The troops were deployed to tackle the emerging security challenges, such as banditry, cattle rustlings and farmers/herders clash in the zone.