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NAF COMMISSIONS PROJECTS TO FULLY OPERATIONALIZE NEW UNIT IN GUSAU

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on 5 November 2017, commissioned some projects at its 207 Quick Response Force (QRF) in Gusau, Zamfara State. The commissioned projects include an office complex, 3 blocks of 30-room airmen’s transit accommodation, an obstacles course and a rapelling tower. The commissioning of the projects marked the formal relocation of the Unit from its temporary site to the permanent one. The event, according to the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, was an “empirical demonstration of the NAF’s resolve to actualize its vision for future engagements”. He disclosed that 207 QRF was established to deal with threats to national security, particularly in Zamfara State.

While commissioning the projects, the Governor of Zamfara State, Honourable Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar, said “the accelerated completion of these projects shortly after the inauguration is a testimony of the commitment of the present administration to the welfare of military personnel”. He added that “given the sustained efforts in capacity building of the NAF by its current leadership, the activities of insurgents and other criminal elements would soon become a thing of the past”. In his remarks, the Special Guest of Honour, the Honourable Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammed Dan-Ali, stated that the creation of 207 QRF was to “leave no gap in the security network” of the country. He then congratulated the CAS for the laudable achievements attained by the NAF under his leadership.

It would be recalled that with the creation of the Special Operations Command last year, the NAF established QRF units in Gusau, Owerri, Kerang and Ipetu-Ijesha experiencing peculiar Internal Security challenges. The establishment of such units, and the posting in of NAF personnel trained in specialized warfare, is already adding value to the previous security arrangements in those places.

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