Air Force renews operations to locate kidnapped Nigeria girls

Nigerian Air Force (NAF)From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed additional assets in renewed efforts to locate over 100 girls missing after Boko Haram recently attacked a school northeast of the country.

Additional assets include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms.

Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), has directed the immediate deployment of additional assets and NAF personnel to the Yobe State with the sole mission of conducting day and night searches for the missing girls.

“It is noteworthy that the renewed efforts at locating the girls are being conducted in close liaison with other surface security forces,” said Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information.

While the NAF intensified efforts to locate the girls, it called upon members of the public with information that could lead to the location of the girls to bring such information forward to authorities and security agencies.

The Air Force is among agencies involved in operations to rid northeast of the Boko Haram terror group, which has killed an estimated 100 000 people and displaced over 2 million others.

Security forces have encountered mixed fortunes in their operations, including efforts to rescue some 276 schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok in 2014.

More than 100 of the Chibok girls remain missing.
– CAJ News

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