The Chief of Air Staff has reassured Nigerians that the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast will soon be brought to an end.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made the statement on Monday during a visit to observe the Easter holiday with the troops in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The Chief of Air Staff said that it was unfortunate that a group of persons were bent on destroying the peace of Borno State and the entire Nigeria’s northeast.
He, however, applauded the commitment of officers and men of the Air Operations Unit of the Joint Task Force saying the Nigerian Air Force would continue to treat issues affecting their welfare with utmost urgency.
During the visit, the Air Chief paid homage to the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Garbai, where he assured the monarch that the end to insurgency was at hand.
In his response the Shehu of Borno lamented the damage the Boko Haram insurgents have done to the kingdom which has been in existence for over 1,200 years.
Departing the palace of the monarch, the Chief of Air Staff also visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Dalori where the force has an emergency hospital for an ‘on the spot assessment’ of the situation of the camp.
The Commanding Officer of the 79 Composite Group Medical Centre, Wing Commander Solomon Irmiya, and the Administration Officer of NEMA, Isa Yusuf, both commended the Air Chief for his visit but also seized the opportunity to talk about the condition of the camp.
They called for more support for the IDPs.