Airforce elicits public support to combat terrorism
From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Airforce has expressed confidence a new initiative eliciting support from members of the public to eliminating terrorists would be successful.
The initiative has been launched under the auspices of the “See Something
Say Something” initiative in Yola, Adamawa State.
Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director Public Relations and Information,
Nigerian Airforce, said the objective of the exercise is to get the civil
populace to share information with security agencies or report the
activities of suspected persons or members of the Boko Haram Terrorist
The initiative recognizes the collective role and responsibility of the
people, military and civil alike, to fighting terrorism.
“It is thus a new approach by the NAF to enhance the effectiveness of the
on-going counter insurgency operation in the North-Eastern part of the
country,” said Alonge.
He added the new initiative raised the need for civilians to be more
security conscious and to report suspicious individuals to security
“The initiative calls for increased human intelligence by employing the
individuals to know their neighbours, and to question strangers in the
communities,” Alonge added.
As part of security tips, the exercise enjoins people having uncompleted
buildings in remote locations to regularly inspect such buildings, and to
be wary of unidentified luggage, abandoned vehicles and unplanned
gatherings in public places.
– CAJ News
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