The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu has assured that the Nigerian Armed Forces have the capacity to crush the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeastern part of the country as soon as possible.
Amosu gave the assurance yesterday while receiving the Commandant of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Air Vice Marshal John Ifemeje who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
The Amosu said there is a synergy between his office and that of the Chief of Army Staff, with the view to designing the appropriate approach to effectively counter the onslaught by the rampaging insurgents.
The insurgents have killed dozens of innocent Nigerians, including school children, in a string of attacks launched on soft targets in communities in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in the last two weeks.
A statement yesterday by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Air Force, Air Commodore Yususf Anas, said the Air and Army Chiefs are in constant touch with troops stationed at the troubled states.
The statement added that the troops are in high spirits and inspired to crush the insurgents in record time, adding that the officers and men in the front lines are being motivated to achieve results.
The Air Chief hinted of renewed collaboration with other security agencies with the aim of effectively tackling the festering insurgency and restoring normalcy to the affected areas.
The statement quoted Amosu to have said that the Armed Forces were already thinking of post insurgency plans and strategising on how to “keep the place clean”, to avoid a relapse to the killing spree.
He was also quoted to have posited that the task in the envisaged post insurgency era would require more technology-based platforms.
The Air Chief called for commitment of and sacrifice from members of the Armed Forces, as the Federal Government continued to provide funding and support for the campaign.