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Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by GreatResearcher: 9:52pm On Sep 07
NAF ESTABLISHES NEW BASE IN GOMBE, AS GOVERNOR YAHAYA LAUDS EFFORTS OF CAS IN FIGHT AGAINST INSURGENCY
As part of concerted efforts to emplace structures to more effectively deal with the security challenges in the North East and indeed the entire Country, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today, 7 September 2020, flagged off the construction of infrastructure for a newly established Unit, the 203 Combat Reconnaissance Group (203 CRG), in Gombe State. The new Unit, which would serve as the Base for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other air assets, is expected to bring new capabilities to the spectrum of the NAF’s operations thereby further enhancing the ability of the Service to contain threats to the nation and its citizens.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, which had the Executive Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as the Special Guest of Honour (SGOH), the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, stated that the newly established Base which sits on 230 hectares of land donated by the Gombe State Government, is strategically located to enable the NAF more effectively respond to contingencies in the North East. He noted that the establishment of the Unit would add significant value to the operations of the Service in the fight against insurgency and other security challenges in the Country. The CAS stated further that, in line with his Vision for the Service upon assumption of Office in 2015, the NAF organizational structure had been expanded from the erstwhile 4 Commands to 6 with the creation of 2 new Field Commands, one of which is the Special Operations Command (SOC) headquartered in Bauchi, as well as several new units including some Quick Response Groups and Quick Response Wings, to bring security closer to the people of Nigeria. These new units, he said, included those located at Gembu in Taraba State; Gusau in Zamfara State; Owerri in Imo State; Agatu in Benue State Kerang in Plateau State; Ipetu Ijesha in Osun State; Lafia in Nasarawa State as well as Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, amongst others. Air Marshal Abubakar also noted that, in response to the security imperatives in the North East of the Country, the NAF had particularly expanded its facilities at the Headquarters of the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in Maiduguri, Borno State as well as at the NAF Base in Yola, Adamawa State, while a Unit had been established in Damaturu, Yobe State. “These new units and expansions, coupled with others carried out across the Country, have undoubtedly enhanced the capacity of the NAF to ensure that Nigeria is secured and our citizens are able to pursue their legitimate aspirations without fear”, he added.

Speaking further, the CAS noted that the establishment of the Base in Gombe was yet another clear testimony of the Federal Government's commitment to overcoming the security challenges in the North East and indeed the entire Country. “The Commander, as well as the first set of personnel to man the Unit, are already posted to Gombe and, in the days and weeks ahead, they will work with the State Government to ensure that the Group is ready to commence active operations in the shortest possible time”, he added.

While pledging that the NAF would continue to work assiduously for the security and unity of the Nation, the CAS expressed appreciation to the Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, for his continued support to the Service towards the achievement of its desired Air Power objectives. He also thanked the National Assembly, especially the Chairman and members of Senate and House Committees on Air Force, for their support the Service. Air Marshal Abubakar also specially appreciated the Gombe State Governor for allocating the 230 Hectares of land to the NAF as well as for the support of the Government and good people of the State towards the actualization of the project. The CAS equally commended the dedication, sacrifices and commitment of NAF personnel while urging them to remain focused and redouble their efforts to ensure that peace is restored to all troubled parts of the Country.

In his remarks, the SGOH, the Executive Governor of Gombe State, while commending the CAS for his excellent record and sterling leadership of the NAF which had resulted in giant strides, expressed great delight at the efforts put in place by the Service to fast-track the establishment of a Base in Gombe State on land that was allocated barely a month ago. The Governor also applauded the quality of Air Marshal Abubakar’s leadership of the NAF as portrayed in the prudent management of scarce resources. He noted that, the NAF had been involved in numerous operations to restore security across the Country with commendable results. He added that the 203 CRG would surely change the dynamics of combating insurgency in the North East and internal security operations in Gombe State. The Governor therefore thanked the C-in-C as well as members of the National Assembly for appropriating and approving the funds for establishment of the Base in Gombe. Governor Yahaya expresses optimism that the take-off of the Base would result in job opportunities for the host communities while further boosting the excellent relationship between the NAF and the Gombe people. He disclosed that the State Government, on its part, would continue to provide necessary support to ensure the smooth operations of the Unit.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) SOC, Air Vice Marshal Charles Ohwo, while appreciating the CAS for his untiring support which had enabled the Command to keep pace in tackling the various security challenges within its Areas of Responsibility, noted that the 203 CRG Gombe would further enhance the NAF’s ability to meet the demands of the changing security environment while covering some of the capacity gaps in its counter insurgency and anti-banditry operations. According to him, “The actualisation of this Group would ensure that adequate situational awareness is maintained across the various theatres, thereby enhancing our air operations in the fight against insecurity for the overall well-being of the citizens”. The AOC added that the siting of the Group in Gombe would also add to the maintenance of internal security posture in the State, in collaboration with other security agencies, whilst also impacting positively on the host community, through various civil-military relations activities.
Other dignitaries at the ground breaking ceremony were the Gombe State Deputy Governor, Dr Manasa Daniel; Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Honourable Sadiq Ibrahim Kurba, and other members of the State House of Assembly; the Secretary to the Gombe State Government and other top Gombe State functionaries; the Chairman of Gombe State Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Alhaji Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III; as well as Branch Chiefs and Directors from the NAF Headquarters and other senior military officers.
IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA
Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations & Information
Nigerian Air Force
7 September 2020

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by Birdeyeview: 9:54pm On Sep 07
flyingpig:
Na den get highest number of military bases and barracks but na dem insecurity worry pass
Thought as much undecided

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by GreatResearcher: 9:54pm On Sep 07
NAF is a 'TALK and DO'.

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by flyingpig: 9:55pm On Sep 07
Na den get highest number of military bases and barracks but na dem insecurity worry pass

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by GreatResearcher: 9:57pm On Sep 07
flyingpig:
Na den get highest number of military bases and barracks but na dem insecurity worry pass

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by GreatResearcher: 10:00pm On Sep 07

Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by GreatResearcher: 10:01pm On Sep 07
Birdeyeview:
Thought as much undecided

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by Mykelhendriz: 7:47am On Sep 08
Is it by establishing barracks... or it’s about fighting and protecting the people you have sworn to protect.. Nigeria �� military is a disgrace from the top... when they ask them about looted military fund, they will tell you it was used to establish barracks...

So disheartening

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by pastaramen99: 7:48am On Sep 08
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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by dukechilezie(m): 7:48am On Sep 08
That's a laudable feat. The fight against insurgency, banditry and kidnapping can be arrested if all those corrupt Service Chiefs and top ranking officers stop the embelzlement and diversion of fund meant to fight this menace.
Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by mbaiseboi: 7:48am On Sep 08
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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by Madibah(m): 7:48am On Sep 08
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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by PureGoldh(m): 7:49am On Sep 08
Na Borno dem suppose carry am go
Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by tillaman(m): 7:50am On Sep 08
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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by michoim(m): 7:50am On Sep 08
GreatResearcher:
NAF is a 'TALK and DO'.
Yes ooo. They are the best...
Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by ipobarethieves: 7:50am On Sep 08
sad Wetin Buratai dey do? Are no t any soldiers dat complain of NO AMMO
Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by id4sho(m): 7:51am On Sep 08
where in gombe?
Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by b3llo(m): 7:51am On Sep 08
NAF is the only military arm with visible achievement under PMB's administration.

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by Lanretoye(m): 7:51am On Sep 08
flyingpig:
Na den get highest number of military bases and barracks but na dem insecurity worry pass
na over security dey worry them.

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by juman(m): 7:52am On Sep 08
A lot of money to steal.
I dislike nigerian military so much.
Their generals are grossly corrupt.

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by Kendumazy(m): 7:52am On Sep 08
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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by Timekeeper: 7:55am On Sep 08
Why gombe? Why not Anambra or abia
Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by SmartPolician: 7:57am On Sep 08
b3llo:
NAF is the only military arm with visible achievement under PMB's administration.

NAF does not have much challenge. Do they even have any?

They just assist the on-ground soldiers and the Navy when the need arises.

On-ground soldiers and the Navy are the military segments that face major threats. Navy is doing a great job though because we rarely hear of piracy in Nigeria's waterways.

If you visit Rivers State's naval base, you will see Nigeria's military police patrolling all over the waterways.

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by marshalcarter: 7:57am On Sep 08
all of una uncle

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by kushme: 7:57am On Sep 08
Stupid fvcks...

Be wasting tax payers money.
They want to have units in the whole of northeast, from Borno to Yobe to Adamawa to Bauchi and now Gombe.. Establishing and expanding its facilities like the Army just to compete for power and look for ways to steal...

There is no Boko Haram in Bauchi and Gombe..

These stupid fvcks and the good people of the northeast know where these boko bois are and their modus operandi.
Before you say any stupid sh**t.
Think of the encounter between the boko boys and the Chad troops.

These stupid fvcks(politicians and security men) somehow like it when there is problem in the country, so that they can have a reason to borrow money from World Bank, IMF all in the name of insurgency, insecurity etc only to do little things then lie, bully and oppress the people while they share the rest of the money within themselves..

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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by ForeThinker: 7:57am On Sep 08
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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by Fheelzz(m): 7:58am On Sep 08
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Re: Naf Establishes New Base In Gombe, As Governor Yahaya Lauds Efforts Of Cas by Cmanforall: 8:03am On Sep 08
The Northern Nigeria seem to be well grounded militarily.
What is the stronghold for the South?

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