Nigerian Air Force deploys more air arsenal to locate missing students
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday announced the deployment of additional air Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, to the Northeast in a renewed effort to locate the confirmed 110 missing students of Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State.
The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, who announced this in a statement on Sunday said following confirmation of reports that 110 students of the invaded school by the insurgents were yet to be accounted for, the NAF had discreetly deployed some ISR platforms and helicopters to search for and possibly locate them as well as the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs).
He added that the failure of the initial search operations necessitated the stepping up the search operations.
The statement said, “Accordingly, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed the immediate deployment of additional air assets and NAF personnel to the Northeast 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”.
While appealing to the locals who might have any information that could lead to the location of the girls to make such information available to it or other relevant security agencies, the Air Chief gave an assurance that government will spare no efforts at possibly locating the girls via its air operations.