The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to establish a Forward Operation Base in Gombe State to enhance internal security.
Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, stated this yesterday when Governor Inuwa Yahaya 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 Northeast and the entire Country.
“Today we have NAF presence in the Northeast, Special Operations Command (SOC) in Bauchi; we have established a Quick Response Unit in Taraba to add to what we are already doing.”
He reiterated the commitment of the Service to protect the territorial integrity of the country.
“I want to assure you that we will continue to work to ensure that the territorial integrity of Nigeria is not undermined by any group in Nigeria.”
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 several hectares of land to the NAF for the establishment of the base