Views: 35 Posts: 0 Started By: Edo Youngin Last Poster: Edo Youngin Last Post Date: Jan 18, 2020

January 18, 2020 ( Post 1 )

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has disclosed that the Federal Government has expressed its support for community policing and willingness to fund it.

Speaking to newsmen after a meeting with President Buhari alongside other service chiefs, Abubakar also disclosed that the Nigerian Air Force has taken possession of two fighter helicopters as part of the equipment the military and police were expecting.

He also disclosed that other equipments are expected to arrive the country by the end of February.

Abubakar said;

“In terms of procurement of platforms, substantial number of these equipment are expected by the end of February, some of the equipment we are acquiring have started arriving.

“For the Nigerian Air Force, two helicopter gunships arrived on the Jan. 15 and we are now in the process of putting them together to add to whatever we have already.

“I am sure you are also familiar with the equipment acquisition by the Nigeria Police Force; I am sure you are also familiar with the policy on community policing that was approved by the President.

“It is going to be funded and the whole idea is to ensure that Nigeria is secured and citizens can go about pursuing their legitimate aspirations without any hindrance.

“We are doing everything with other sister countries in the Lake Chad basin, working together to ensure that Boko Haram terrorism is brought substantially to an end as much and as quickly as possible.”

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