By Christiana Ekpa
The House of Representatives Committee on Airforce has commended the gallantry effort of the Nigeria Airforce in destroying terrorist logistics facility at Gujeri, Borno State.
The House said that with this development, the Force has displayed and proven its capacity to handle terrorism to Nigerians.
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Muhammad Shehu Koko who made this known in a release at the weekend, described the recent attack as a welcome development.
He said the Parliament will continue to support the Air Force in ensuring that Bokoharam Terrorists are completely wiped out of the Country especially in the North East.
“The House Committee on Airforce want to use this medium to congratulate the Nigerian Airforce in carrying out a 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 proves to the Country that the force is capable and will continue to carry out it’s assignment in the interest of Nigerians”
“We hereby use this occassion to commend the operations of the Force and promise to do all within our Constitution to provide all the necessary equipment needed to the discharge of thier duties.
The Airforce Committee assured Nigerians that the Committee under the watch of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila will carry out it’s oversight functions deligently and efficiently.
Recall that the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) through his spokesman Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola in a statement “Friday said it’s Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole had destroyed a Bokoharam 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”
However the House Committee Chairman said he is optimistic that the Force will sustain the tempo in its fight in wiping out terrorist hideouts completely in Nigeria especially the North East.
While commending President Muhammadu Buhari for his undying support for the Force, he urged residents in the North East to continue to provide necessary information to help the force in its operations.
“We will do all we can to ensure the welfare of the force and other sister security agencies is adequately taken into consideration.”