By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday joined the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar to commission the 271 Nigerian Air Force Detachment.
The state Governor, commissioned the 271 Nigerian Air Force Detachment in Birnin Gwari Kaduna State.
el-Rufai said “While we recognize the efforts of the Nigerian AirForce, we want to appeal to the Chief of Air Staff to approve the deployment of NAF Special Forces for the Abuja-Kaduna road.
He said, they are “to participate in the new Joint security operations aimed at confronting the prevalence of armed banditry and kidnappings”.
The Governor also appreciated the Emir of Birnin Gwari, Malam Zubair Jibril Maigwari II for his unrelentless efforts in supporting the government and security forces in tackling the insecurity bedevilling the area.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai specifically thanked the Emir for giving his farmland for the 271 NAF Detachment.