Boko Haram: I’m impressed with NAF capability, says Jordanian Air Force Chief

Boko Haram: I’m impressed with NAF capability, says Jordanian Air Force Chief

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:28 pm


Maj.-Gen. Yousef Al-Hnaity, the Commander of Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) and Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique

Maj.-Gen. Yousef Al-Hnaity, the Commander of Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), on Tuesday, said he was impressed with Nigerian Air Force commitment to contain the Boko Haram insurgents in North East.

He gave the commendation in an interview with newsmen in Yola, where he accompanied the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar to inspect facilities at Yola Base of NAF, which also housed the headquarters of the Air Component of “Operation  Lafiya Dole”.

The RJAF chief said “NAF has what it takes both in manpower and facility to check the activities of insurgents.

“I am very happy to be here. What I saw here today actually impressed me and I am delighted.

“I told my colleagues that the capability and determination of NAF to fight this terrorist group and to bring peace to Nigeria and its people is not in doubt.”

Al-Hnaity, who interacted with frontline pilots at the base, said that his visit had availed him the opportunity to appreciate the fighting spirit of pilots engaged in Operation Lafiya Dole, adding that he  could see victory at the end.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the RJAF Commander arrived in Nigeria on Sunday for a week-long working visit, expected to strengthen collaboration between RJAF and NAF.

A NAF delegation led by Chief of Air Staff paid a similar visit to RJAF in August.

(NAN)

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