Insecurity: Nigerian Air Force to deploy four attack planes to Igbo land

The Chief of Air Force, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar has promised to deploy four attacking and one training aircraft to Enugu.

He said this would help in tackling security problems in the South East.

Air Marshall Abubakar disclosed this during a ground breaking and foundation laying ceremony of Air Force ground training command, GTC, complex headquarters in Enugu, Wednesday.

He disclosed that the purpose of Air Force training command complex in Enugu was to reposition the Nigerian Air Force to tackle insurgency in the country.

Lauding Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his efforts at restoring lasting peace and unity in the state, the NAF chief noted that the establishment of the training complex would add value to the security of life and property in the country.

Abubakar said that the Force had planned to increase the recruitment of officers from 1000 personnel a year to 1500 personnel in every six months.

He also lauded the Federal Government for increasing the number of Air crafts from 15 to 18 aircrafts and promised to use it to beef up the security issues in the country.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, during the foundation laying ceremony, lauded the Nigerian Air Force for establishing the Air Force training ground complex in Enugu.