Attacks on Soldiers: NAF Provides Air Cover to Nigerian Army- DHQ Insists
The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to a falsehood published in some online media that the inaction of Nigerian Air Force caused untimely death of an army officer and 8 soldiers, in Yobe Boko Haram attack. The ill motivated news against the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in particular and the Military, in general, should be disregarded by the general public as it lacks merit.
It should be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force conducted Operation RUWAN WUTA 1 in September this year in support of the Nigerian Army, which recorded massive successes in further eliminating remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists in the North East. As a result, the Air Force re-strategized and embarked on Operation RUWAN WUTA II which is ongoing alongside clearance operations with the Nigerian Army, all under Operation LAFIYA DOLE. Hence, it is not possible for the Nigerian Air Force to refuse to provide air cover to the Nigerian Army at this moment of its peak air activity.
The Nigeria Army, Navy and Air Force have always been operating jointly and equally synergized in their common spheres of influence to bring the necessary force to bear, on all targets in operations and battle field.
Therefore, the ill motivated story should be discarded.
Director Defence Information
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