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Air Force Plans To Open Base In Nasarawa



The Nigerian Air force has disclosed its keenness to set up a base, in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.

The move is believed to put a stop to the incessant crisis that have rocked the state in recent times.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made the revelation today, Tuesday, during his courtesy visit to Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura at Government House, Lafia.

Making clarifications, the Air Force boss said the decision is in no way connected to the Operation CAT RACE just launched by the Nigerian Army. However, he explained that it was necessitated by the annual threat assessment which showed Nasarawa as a security-prone area.

He disclosed that the force would deploy 150 forces who would be pass out from the War College, which would be deployed to the state immediately after graduation.

He added that the Air Force would also require a land to enable it mount structures for the force for the base.

In his remarks, Governor Al-makura expressed gladness over planned establishment of the base in the state stating that it would help curb incessant crises in the state.

The governor, however, donated a hilux van and an helipad to the force to enable it carry out  its duties effectively.

Source: Naija News

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