The Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu announced on Sunday, February 15, 2015 that the NAF has succeeded in disrupting the communication supply line of Islamist sect, Boko Haram in the North Eastern part of the country.
Amosu made this known at the flagging off of a military operation exercise at the National Air Defence Corps, (NADC) , adding that the Nigerian military had intensified efforts towards ensuring the end of insurgency.
He further promised to met the six week deadline and had begun training of personnel in Lagos in preparation for deployment to the north east, pointing out that Lagosians should not panic as they are expected to hear gun shots at its military platforms during the course of the training.
He saaid: “We are set to decimate the Boko Haram terrorists by first gaining air and ground intelligence to deny them the freedom of action and movement, to destroy their communication and supply line and deny them the possibilities of regeneration.
“We have done this sufficiently and their command and control is already disrupted and what we need to do now is an exercise to complete the project.
“It is so easy for people to say what you could not do in so many years, how come you are going to do in six weeks. It is an operation and it gets to a point where you can categorically say that within a period you can complete the operation and this is where we are right now.
“As part of ongoing operations in the northeast, we needed to show up in Lagos to bring additional capabilities to the fight against insurgency. We are incorporating some new systems. Some new ammunition have shown up and we need to incorporate this into our existing platforms and intensify day and night operations.
“We need to let the citizens know that occasionally they will hear gun fires and we will have ammunition being delivered. They should not panic. We have been in the air for the past few days and we are notifying the citizens accordingly that the ongoing operations are to recalibrate our weapon system and fine tune our tactics.
“We are satisfied that the period allocated should be enough to carry out this project. Do not forget that you need time too for the displaced citizens to be able to go back to their locations. So we are almost there.”