Boko Haram: FG Orders Air Force Chief, To Join Army In North-east

The Cable is reporting that the federal government of Nigeria has directed Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, to join Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff in the north-east to coordinate the Nigerian air force operations.

Tukur Gusau, the public relations officer to the minister of defense, Mansur Dan-Ali, made this known in a statement that the decision was taken on Tuesday at a meeting of the air council presided over by the minister.

The federal government had on Monday had directed the army chief to remain in north-east until the security situation in the region improves.

Gusau said the air chief was also directed to reorganize air operations in support of operations Lafiya Dole in the north-east and Sharanda Daji in Zamfara.

“The air council also approved the promotion of well deserved senior air force officers to their next higher ranks,” he said.

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