The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has vowed that the Nigerian Air Force would continue fighting the bandits until the criminals stopped killing innocent civilians.
Abubakar said this during his visit to Katsina State on Thursday for an on-the-spot assessment of Operation Wutan Daji 2, a subsidiary of Operation Hadarin Daji, recently launched in the North West.
He explained that Operation Wutan Daji 2 was aimed at identifying the locations of bandits in the forests with a view to flushing them out.
Asked when the operation is going to last, Abubakar said: “We don’t know.
“We will make sure until we catch the bandits in their nets.
“The fighting is not going to end until we make sure that no civilian is killed and we clear the bandits in the forests.”
Abubakar expressed satisfaction with the operation by the Air Officers and Men and urged them to work in synergy with other security agencies against banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and criminal acts.
The chief of air staff said he got briefs from the officers in charge of the ongoing operation who pointed out the areas of changes and needs.