The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commissioned a new block of single officers’ quarters and a renovated medical centre at the 271 NAF Detachment in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.
Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said in a statement on Thursday that the measure is part of efforts towards ensuring the well-being of personnel in the forefront of prosecuting the war against banditry in the country’s North-West.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said the remodelling of facilities in the 271 NAF Det is to ensure that personnel of the Unit are in the right frame of mind to continue to be effective in the performance of their duties.
Abubakar, who was represented by the NAF Chief of Logistics, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Yakubu, added that the expansion of facilities in the Unit would also enable the NAF to deploy additional personnel to boost security in the area.
Speaking further, the CAS noted that the NAF’s air offensive in ongoing internal security campaigns in Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger and Katsina States, amongst others, had continued to add value to the current efforts at addressing insecurity issues in the North West and North Central Zones of the Country.