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Group lauds Air force contribution to peace

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Group lauds Air force contribution to peace

By Collins Yakubu-Hammer
A rights group, the Civil Society Conference for Peace, Security and National Development, praised the Nigerian Air Force in its efforts to restore peace to troubled areas of the country.

He also praised the recent Force operation in Subuhu Forest in Zamfara, where he neutralized several bandits in multiple airstrikes.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr. Adamu Kabir, the head of the group, Wednesday in Abuja.

Kabir said the airstrikes killing dozens of bandits confirmed the importance of the group’s constant appeals to citizens to provide useful information to security agencies.

He also praised the citizens for offering information about the activities of the bandits to the security guards.

“The war against bandits and other criminals will effectively be won if citizens cooperate with security agencies.

“We enthusiastically greeted the airstrikes which resulted in the deaths of bandits in Zamfara.

“According to the report and further confirmation from NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the feat was achieved because the staff acted swiftly on the basis of information provided by locals.

“We hereby reiterate our appeal to all citizens to report suspicious activity to the appropriate security agencies.

“What security agencies can achieve depends to a reasonable extent on the support they receive from the general public,” he said. (NOPE)

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