The Nigerian Air Force have commenced plans to build a new force base in the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari – Daura in Katsina State.
Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff, disclosed this at the opening of 8th Air Force Games in Katsina.
Air Marshall Abubakar said it is proposed to effectively tackle security challenge in the Northwest part of the country.
According to a NAN report, the Air Force base would be established in Katsina and Daura.
Abubakar said the force had secured a land for the construction of the base in the two towns.
He said that it would assist the force to effectively fight the insurgency, cattle rustling and other forms of criminal activities in the zone.
Abubakar revealed that NAF had been fighting insurgency and militancy in the North-East and South-South geo-political zones.
According to him, the NAF has been using aircraft/helicopters to carry out surveillance with the aim of checkmating the activities of oil bunkering in the South-South.
He said the surveillance had started discouraging youths from engaging in the illegal business by arresting them and making them know that it was no longer lucrative for them.
He also said NAF had provided sports facilities to various commands to enable personnel to become physically and mentally fit for such challenges.
Contingents from five commands would take part in 13 different events.
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