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War Against Terror: Governor Wike lauds NAF for air power
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March 20, 2017 15:47:53pm GMT      |      Views: 648
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has lauded the Nigerian Air Force for the role the agency  played in dislodging  the dreaded  Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.

Speaking on Monday during a Courtesy Visit to Government House, Port Harcourt by Air Commodore Mahmud Madi, the Commander of the Nigerian Air Force 115 Special Operations Group, Governor Wike noted that without the  air power of the Air Force, it would have been difficult  to  dislodge the terrorists  from their  strongholds.

He said: "Nigerian Air Force has done very well in the fight against Boko Haram in the North East.

"Without your  air power, it would have been difficult to dislodge the Boko Haram terrorists "

The governor added: "I want to commend the Nigerian Air Force for the sacrifices you have made for the security of the country.  Please keep it up."

The governor  also lauded the  Nigerian Air Force for being apolitical as they focus their attention  on security issues.

He said that the  people of Rivers State enjoy a good working  relationship with the Nigerian Air Force because  the security agency  has never been  indicted  for the snatching of electoral materials during elections.

He said: "The only problem  I have with security agencies is when they  get themselves  involved  in  the  snatching of electoral materials.

"The Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Navy have always kept away from electoral  malpractices.  Our relationship will continue to wax stronger  as long as the Nigerian Air Force concentrates on security matters".

The governor  also  called on the Nigerian AirForce to assist the State Government  to stop street trading on Aba Road  near the Air Force Base. The governor  urged the Nigerian Air Force to release  the plot of land near the base for the State Government to construct a modern park for the relocation  of vehicles  that park by the road close to the Air Force Base.

Earlier, Air Commodore Mahmud Madi, the Commander of the Nigerian Air Force 115 Special Operations Group assured  that the group will work  towards enhancing the security of the state.

Air Commodore Mahmud Madi called on the governor  to assist the group  with logistics  in the  discharge of their duties.

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