Aug. 3 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Marshal Oladayo Amao, has tasked the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) operational commanders in the various theaters of operations across the country to “show no mercy” and ensure use “maximum firepower” against those “terrorists who pose threats to security”.
“We have a responsibility to secure our nation and give our citizens a sense of hope, confidence and belonging. Therefore, we must ensure that we stay ahead of the enemy and anticipate their next line of action,” he said in a statement from the Nigerian Air Force.
Insecurity in Nigeria, previously centered on the northeast of the country — where Boko Haram and its offshoot, the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) operate — has spread in recent months to other parts of the north and northwest, making sound the alarms due to the possible expansion of terrorist and criminal networks.
At the end of June, the authorities of the state of Zamfara (north) asked the civilian population to arm themselves due to an increase in insecurity, although the central government ruled against this option and warned that it would encourage “the anarchy”.