The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday efficiently launched operation “NA ZO” to handle the menace of banditry within the troubled Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The operation, which was accompanied by a simulation train, was the primary of its form in Birni Gwari since bandits who hid inside Kamuku forest which hyperlinks Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Zamfara took over the realm and paralysed financial actions a couple of years in the past.
Launching the operation at Kamuku forest, the Chief of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, mentioned the operation was in step with his imaginative and prescient for the Armed Forces of Nigeria to make sure a well-motivated, skilled and geared up armed forces that’s attentive to nationwide safety commitments.
According to him, the Defense Headquarters has facilitated situations vital for the providers to function, which has helped the providers’ effectiveness in curbing the myriad of safety challenges going through the nation.
“This resolve is hinged on one of the drivers of the key drivers of the CAS Vision. That is, Human Capacity Development through Robust and Result Oriented Training for Enhanced Professional Performance,” he added.
The essence of the coaching and workouts, he mentioned, is to realize larger success in fight operations.
“In this regard, the Nigerian Air Force has set the path by guaranteeing that its personnel are engaged in workouts that evolve classes, techniques and doctrine within the conduct of Counter Terrorism Operations.
“As a Service vested with the enviable position of defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria by air, the timing of this occasion is apt because it affords the Nigerian Air Force the chance to evaluate the bodily and fight readiness of its personnel with a view to creating some changes and adjustments the place vital.
“Even more important is the fact that an event of this nature is being organized at a time the Nigerian Air Force and its sister Services are engaged in Counter Insurgency Operations in the North Eastern part of Nigeria and banditry in the North West as well as North Central.”
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Siddique Abubakar, described the coaching train as baby of necessity birthed to guard nationwide belongings like aircrafts within the protection of Nigeria’s territorial integrity in opposition to inner or exterior saboteurs.
The CAS restated that workouts within the navy play a vital position in rehearsing, testing, validating and upgrading the data and abilities of personnel.
“Exercising forces was an essential part of operational training, which is critical in preparing forces to operate with the highest levels of professionalism across the entire spectrum of combat and non-combat military operations,” he mentioned.
Earlier, Air Officer Commanding, Special Operations Command, Air Vice Marshal James Gwani, mentioned, “this train in the present day was organised to check our operational doctrine and techniques for efficient counterterrorism operations in addition to to guage the synergy between air and floor forces in a posh air to floor operational setting.
“More pertinent in the present day is also that this operational train is in consonance with the CAS’ imaginative and prescient to reposition the NAF right into a extremely skilled and disciplined pressure by means of capability constructing initiatives for efficient, environment friendly and well timed employment of air energy in response to Nigeria’s nationwide safety imperatives.
“The timing for this occasion may due to this fact not have been extra apt because the NAF is presently engaged in Counter Insurgency, anti- Banditry and different Internal Security operations in numerous operational theatres throughout the nation.
“It is our hope that this exercise would go a long way in further developing our personnel’s capacity, professionalism and combat readiness as we continue to battle forces of insecurity in our dear nation.”