Chief of Army Staff, Maj Gen Farouk Yahaya, on Wednesday said the security challenges affecting Nigeria can not be tackled by the land forces in the military only.
Yahaya made this claim when he visited the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, at the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The COAS noted that the war against insurgency and banditry cannot be won by a single unit but through a joint approach.
He further stated the effort of the airpower key in the fight against insurgency, armed banditry and other forms of criminality.
”The earlier we all recognized that no Service can do it alone, the better for us as armed forces and a Nation to surmount the current security challenges,” the COAS said.
He added that he has always been an advocate of airpower employment as a critical requirement of a fighting force having witnessed its formidable influence in various theatres of operations.
The CAS while speaking congratulated Yahaya on his appointment and urged him to sustain synergy of efforts by the Nigerian Army and the NAF, in conjunction with other security agencies to tackle insecurity.