Yobe State’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, and Governor Mai Mala Buni agree that aerial monitoring is necessary to improve security in the state.
Buni pointed out that the need for increased surveillance along the state’s borders has arisen in light of the recent attack on sensitive areas there.
The governor, through his media adviser, Mamman Mohammed, released a statement on Thursday stressing the need for aerial patrols due to the state’s proximity to Nigerian states and the Niger Republic.
“This is crucial because the gunmen who recently attacked the border villages infiltrated from outside into the state to carry out the attacks,” he said.
Buni promised that his administration would be willing to work with the state’s security services to bolster the country’s defenses. He urged the public to cooperate with security officials and report any suspicious individuals or movements in their neighborhoods for preventive measures.
Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, the head of the Nigerian Air Force, reaffirmed the force’s dedication to protecting the lives and property of all Nigerians.
He said that in order to improve security in the state and the Northeast as a whole, the Nigerian Air Force has increased its operations.
In addition, he urged the populace to work with law enforcement in order to better prepare for and respond to any security threats that could arise.