Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Farouk Yahaya has expressed that the war against banditry and terrorism can be won when the armed forces come together.
He added that the earlier this is recognised, the better for the armed forces and the nation to surmount the current security challenges.
This was contained in a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Edward Gabkwet.
Yahaya stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, at NAF Headquarters in Abuja.
He stated that NAF was crucial to the success of the ongoing fight against insurgency, armed banditry and other forms of criminality in the country.
The statement titled ‘Chief of Army Staff harps on centrality of air power as he visits headquarters Nigerian Air Force.’
The statement read, “The COAS stated that he has always been an advocate of air power employment as a critical requirement of a fighting force having witnessed its formidable influence in various theatres of operations.
“Major General Yahaya went on to state that the war against insurgency and armed banditry cannot be won by a single service but rather, through a synergistic approach where all services work in unison.
“The earlier we all recognise that no service can do it alone, the better for us as armed forces and a nation to surmount the current security challenges.”