Nigerian Military Recapture of Dikwa Town in Borno

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….as Air Chief Visits Tour Operational Units

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice  Marshal SB Abubakar  inspecting Alfa Jet Aircraft during his Operational  Visit to 99 ACTG Kanji  .  A concerted effort by the Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army has led to the recapture of Dikwa town in Borno State earlier today.
A combination of the Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet and surveillance aircraft jointly destroyed three ambush points heavily fortified with vehicle-mounted Anti-Aircraft Guns.

This paved the way for the Nigerian Army to move in and recapture the town with less resistance. Cordon and search operations are currently on-going in the town by the Nigerian Army.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice  Marshal SB Abubakar  inspecting Mi 35 Helicopter Gunship in 97 Special  Operation Group  Port-Harcourt during his Operational Visit to the UnitAir Commodore Dele Alonge, Director Public Relations of the Nigerian Airforce has confirmed this development.

Meanwhile the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar has,concluded his tour of operational units to acertainthe state of equipment and morale of troops, especially those nvolved in the counter-insurgency operation against Boko Haram  terrorist group in North-East Nigeria.The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice  Marshal SB Abubakar  inspecting Alfa Jet Aircraft during his Operational  Visit to 99 ACTG  Kanji

AVM Abubakar disclosed that the purpose of his visit was to obtain first-hand information about the operational readiness of the men and equipment with a view to enabling the NAF to requip and restrategise for operational efficiency and effectiveness.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice  Marshal SB Abubakar  inspecting Unmanned Aerial Vehicle during his  operational Visit to 75  Strike Group YolaUnits visited by the CAS include 64 Air Defence Group, Makurdi; 75 Strike Group, Yola; 97 Special Operational Group, Port-Harcourt and 99 Air Combat Training Group, Kainji.

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