The Nigerian Air Force has established a Directorate of Civil-Military Relations to earn and sustain the support of the civil populace for its operations and activities.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja on Friday, the Director of Civil-Military Relations of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Afam Chukwu, said the security challenges faced by the nation, especially in the northeast, required a holistic approach by all Nigerians for the military to achieve sustainable success.
He also announced the establishment of a Public Information/Complaints Desk in the directorate in order to smoothen outstanding rough edges and enhance the mutual benefits between the military and the civil populace.
Counter-terrorism operations have continued in the northeast region of Nigeria, with the Air Force providing surveillance support to ground troops.
On February 2, the Nigerian Air Force’s Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) destroyed a logistics base used by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The UAV destroyed the base of the insurgents in Borno, one of the states the terrorist group has attacked in its over six years insurgency.
According to the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, the UAV was on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission when it came across the gathering of Boko Haram terrorists at Garin Moloma, about one kilometer north of the Sambisa forest.