Nigerian Air Force To Establish Combat Search Unit In Plateau

nigerian-air-force-planeThe Nigerian Air Force is establishing a special operations command unit, combat search and rescue group in Plateau State as parts of efforts in providing rapid respond to security challenges in and around the north east and north west regions of the country.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar says the current security situation in the country requires the establishment of the new unit that will respond to crisis areas in the northern parts of the state, as well as enhance the civil/military relationship.

In continuation of the Nigerian Air Force resolve to provide aerial coverage for effective security ground operation across the country, the 205 combat search and rescue group has been established in Kerang, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State in the north central region of Nigeria.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the new unit, the Chief of Air Staff expressed commitment in providing the needed security in view of the prevailing security challenges which requires a new approach in achieving the desired result.

“The current security landscape of our country and the challenges to the attainment of our national security requires robust security architecture capable of rapid response in all spectrum”.

The Plateau State governor in company of the Chief of Air Staff and other military officers performed the groundbreaking ceremony, with the unveiling of the plaque and the foundation laying for building of the permanent site of the new unit.

The establishment of the combat search and rescue group is one of the specialised units of the Nigerian Air Force in providing rapid response to emergency cases, a safe and secure environment for the socio-economic growth and development.

Give us security, Northern elders tell Federal Government

Elders from the middle belt region of Nigeria have called on the federal government to fulfill their promise in providing security of lives and properties across the zones and the nation as a whole.

The president of the middle belt forum, Jerry Gana expressed concern on the rising tension in the region, in his visit to commensurate with the governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang.

Mr Gana also made it clear that violence will lead to no result, recalling government’s efforts in providing a lasting solution.

Mr Gana, who was in company of  Bala Takaya, Zamani Lekwot, Joshua Dogonyaro, former deputy governors of Kogi and Nassarawa states and many others, expressed  solidarity with plateau state and the bereaved.

Mr Jang expressed concern on involvement of foreign mercenaries in the crises in spite of the government’s outcry.

The forum is a clarion call to the federal government in providing adequate security to all citizens across the nation, in order to avoid citizens losing confidence in government’s ability to fulfill its constitutional responsibility, which can resort to self-defense and path to anarchy as a stitch in time saves nine.