Nigerian Air Force reacts to coup plot as Buratai is asked to fish out soldiers hobnobbing with politicians
- Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Sadiq Baba Abubakar, says the Air Force and his men are loyal to Nigeria and would remain so
- Abubakar, who commissioned some buildings in the Federal Capital Territory, also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his usual support
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) remains loyal to the country and its citizens and as a result would not do anything to undermine the current democracy.
This position was reportedly made known by the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Sadiq Baba Abubakar on Thursday, May 18.
While commissioning two blocks of flats at Bill Clinton Drive, Nigerian Air Force Base in Abuja, Abubakar said the Air Force would remain loyal to country and the service.
Abubakar said the NAF was loyal to Nigeria
The apartment, according to the Air Force, would be used by both transit and married officers.
The CAS noted that the force was committed to the welfare of its officers and the protection of the country’s territorial boundaries.
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NAIJ.com learnt that while urging men of the force to be more dedicated to their duties, Abubakar said two blocks were used to immortalize its late officers, Fg Offr A J Layelmenson and Sqn Ldr B B Ado who died in active service in Mali.
“The young officers protected our national interests, hence the need to immortalise them. We are remembering these fallen heroes by naming the blocks of flats after them,” Air Marshal Abubakar said.
"The buildings were named after Squadron Leader Benjamin Ado and Flying Officer Ayuba Layelmenson who lost their lives on 6 May 2013 in an air crash involving the NAF Alpha jet combat aircraft near Niamey, Niger Republic.
"Abubakar further disclosed that immortalizing the two pilots was in consonance with the administration’s efforts at preserving the memories of NAF fallen heroes and heroines.
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"He used the occasion to thank the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for the constant support given to the NAF," a statement from NAF obtained by NAIJ.com stated.
Meanwhile, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), has asked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, to immediately identify and try the military officers allegedly hobnobbing with some politicians.
The organisation warned that Nigerians were no longer prepared to accept military intervention in the country’s democracy.
NAIJ.com reported recently that Buratai had warned military men against being used by politicians to truncate the country’s democracy.
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