NAF Provosts at Forensic Training

Again, Air Strikes on Katsina Bandits as NAF Provosts Undergo Advanced Forensic Investigation Training

AIR COMPONENT OF OPERATION HADARIN DAJI TAKES OUT ANOTHER ARMED BANDITS’ CAMP IN KATSINA STATE

The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has taken out another armed bandits’ camp and neutralized some of their fighters at a location near Ungwar Ali-Kere in Katsina State. This was achieved through air strikes executed yesterday, 13 October 2020, on the heels of credible Human Intelligence reports and confirmatory surveillance missions indicating that dozens of armed bandits had established a camp at the location.

Accordingly, the Air Component dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, which engaged the location in successive passes, destroying portions of the camp and neutralizing some of the bandits.

The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North West of the Country, will sustain the offensive against all enemies of our Nation.

JOHN ENENCHE
Major General
Coordinator
Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters
14 October 2020

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NAF Provosts Undergo Advanced Forensic Investigation Training

In furtherance of its continued efforts to effectively employ scientific approach to crime fighting, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced a 4-week Advanced Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Course for its Air Provost (AP) personnel at the 057 Provost Investigation Group (057 PIG), Ikeja, Lagos.

The Advanced CSI Course, which is aimed at building the capacity and knowledge of the AP personnel in order to fast-track scientific collation and accurate analysis of evidence in legal proceedings, began on 28 September 2020.

The participants, which comprise 4 officers and 11 airmen/airwomen, are expected to undertake series of practical CSI sessions, the first of which was conducted yesterday, 13 October 2020, under the watchful eyes of 5 external resource persons and 4 British-trained NAF Instructors.

It would be recalled that, as part of efforts by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to reposition the Service into a highly professional force, the NAF had, on 24 September 2018, commissioned the newly remodeled and equipped Forensic Crime Laboratory as well as a befitting Headquarters Building at 057 PIG to ensure a conducive environment for the NAF Directorate of Air Provost to effectively and efficiently carry out criminal investigations as well as train its personnel.

IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA
Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations & Information
Nigerian Air Force
14 October 2020