The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has said the service would commence the induction of newly acquired platforms into its inventory soon.
According to him, the service had started taking delivery of additional air assets procured by the Nigerian government.
He added that the platforms when inducted would help the Air Force to severely deal with terrorists, bandits, and other criminal elements perpetrating evil in the country.
A statement on Wednesday by the service spokesman, Edward Gabkwet, said the Air Chief disclosed this during a meeting with commanders.
The statement partly read, “The NAF has started taking delivery of additional air assets purchased by the Federal Government as only recently, it received the 2 remaining Diamond-62 Multi-Purpose Platform at a ceremony held in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The NAF will, in no distant time, be inducting other new platforms acquired for the Service. When inducted, the CAS noted, these additional aircraft would surely add considerable impetus to NAF operations in dealing with insurgents, terrorists, and other criminal elements plaguing our nation.”
Abubakar also urged the commanders not to let the citizens down.
‘”So much is expected of us by the Nigerian people in ensuring we clear all areas of criminals and their tendencies. Therefore, we cannot afford to let Nigerians down,” the statement added.
He also called on the commanders to come up with strategies that would improve NAF operations as well as enhance its logistics support systems and maintenance practices.