Insurgency has boosted Air Force capacity - CAS

Air Marshal Adesola Amosun

Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosun

JETHRO IBILEKE/Benin

Air Marshal Adesola Amosun
Air Marshal Adesola Amosun

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosun, has disclosed that Nigerian Air Force has actually benefitted from activities of the dreaded Boko Haram sect as its fighting force and skills have improved appreciably‎.

Amosun who made this disclosure Thursday in Benin at the commissioning of the remodelled Oko Barracks Road, said the feat was due to the application of innovative technology on surveillance at designated locations in the country.

“If not for the lives that are really lost due to insurgency, you will see that this insurgency is really out to boost the capabilities of the NAF,” Amosun said.

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He ‎also disclosed that insurgency has improved the collaboration among Nigeria’s security agencies, which he said has resulted in reduction of bomb explosions and that it will soon get better.

“I speak with you now, we have better collaboration and sharing of information. That explains why these bombs that used to explode in major cities and towns have been reduced drastically. Out there in the North-East, it’s going to get better because, we now have common communication,” he said.

In his address, Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, noted that the federal government was yet to show enough appreciation to the military for paying the supreme prize for the unity of the country.

The governor however gave assurance of his administration’s support in the NAF desire to establish a state of the-art secondary school in the state, adding that the road project which was funded by the state government, was in fulfilment of his electoral promise to NAF whose disposition to residents in the state he said has been wonderful.