Air Force to establish IDP Hospital
As part of his new strategy to tackle the Boko Haram Terrorist Group in the North East, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has authorised the immediate establishment of a two-Level Hospital at the largest Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
In addition to the establishment of the Hospital, the Air Chief also ordered the construction of a borehole to service the hospital and other people within the camp.
It would be recalled that the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), accompanied by the Service Chiefs visited several IDP Camps in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States, including Dalori Camp last week, where it was observed that the elderly men, women and children were in dire need of more healthcare and water supply.
Consequently, Abubakar gave the NAF Director of Medical Services the marching order to establish a hospital with full complements to enhance the IDP healthcare needs.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force has intensified the aerial bombardments of Sambisa forest.
The F-7 fighter aircraft carried out interdiction mission over designated targets and suspected Boko Haram locations.
Also, the Alpha Jet carried out armed reconnaissance and attacked some moving vehicles belonging to the Boko Haram Terrorists.
While the Mi -24 and Mi-35 attack helicopters further carried out interdiction mission at some identified targets all in Sambisa forest.
Furthermore, the ATR-42 and Diamond-142 surveillance aircraft continued with their ISR missions over Damasak, Alafia and Sambisa forest where some abandoned vehicles belonging to the terrorists were seen at some locations in the forest.
Abubakar has reiterated his assurances to all Nigerians that the air assault would continue until total victory is achieved.