Be On stand-By For Deployment At Any Time – Chief Of Air...

Be On stand-By For Deployment At Any Time – Chief Of Air Staff Amosu Tells Troops

By Agency Reports on September 27, 2014
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Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to a Islamist extremist group Boko Haram former camp on June 5, 2013 near Maiduguri. | Quentin Leboucher/AFP/Getty Images

NAN – Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosun, on Saturday, charged military personnel to always be prepared for deployment at any time as the nation was passing through trying times.

Amosun gave the charge at the quarterly 10km “Route Match’’ in Abuja.

Represented at the match by Air Vice Marshal Abba Zannah, the Chief of Policy and Plans, Amosun said the “will’’ of insurgents to fight must be broken.

He, however, said this must be done in a professional manner.

The 3rd quarter exercise was jointly carried out by personnel of the Nigerian Navy and Air Force.

“We have troops out there fighting the insurgents and believing a course and morale are two very important factors for victory in battle.

“For the troops out there to know that they have enough troops at the home front prepared to support them, it has a way of enhancing their morale to fight,’’ he said.

Also, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Usman Jubrin, charged the personnel to be ready for deployment “in support of national security objective.’’

Represented by Rear Admiral Johnson Olutoyin, the Chief of Administration, Jubrin said the keep fit jogging was one way of preparing the personnel to combat the insurgents and engage in other operations.

The 10km walk took off from the Mogadisu Cantonment at Asokoro, Abuja, through AYA roundabout to Niger barracks and back to the Cantonment.

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