-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO::
YOBE State Governor, Hon. Mai-Mala Buni has called for intensive air patrol and warfare to effectively check the resurgence of insurgency in the North East region.
The governor, who is also the Chairman of All Progressives Congress Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, made this call on Monday when he alongside the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, met with the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Isiaka Amao, during which they discuss extensive on the security situation in the North East.
Buni said: “There is need for increased synergy between the security forces in the collective fight against insurgency.
“The Air warfare is very crucial in surveillance, fight and Air cover to the ground troops.”
The governor added that the meeting was to brief the chief of Air Staff and re-assure him of the support and cooperation of the governors of the North East in general.
He said: “We are all committed to seeing the end of this ugly scourge which has stayed for too long, claimed many lives, destroyed many properties and consumed our scarce resources.”
He commended the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan for his support to the fight against insurgency.
Buni said in his contact and mobilization strategy, he recently met with the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and the Commandant General Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr. Abubakar Audi.
He said the contact was necessary to support and encourage the security agencies to intensify their campaign against terrorism in the region.
Buni, in a statement by his spokesman, Mallam Mamman Mohammed, had during his meeting with the security Chiefs last week, assured them of the support of his administration to the security operatives to effectively combat insurgency.