From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Air Force has rotated members of its ground forces fighting alongside the troops of the Nigerian Army.
The latest troop rotation, which is said to be in line with the usual practice, was aimed at reinvigorating the minds of the personnel, and their commitment to the ongoing fight against the Boko Haram terrorists,by replacing the weary troops with fresh ones.
“The rotation also has the corollary effect of morale boasting for thetroops,” Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director of Public Relations and Information, said.
Meanwhile, the subsisting troops have been airlifted with the NAF C-130H aircraft from the theatre of operation to their various units.During a ceremony, the Commander of 79 Composite Group Maiduguri, Air Commodore Chris Egwoba, on behalf of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commended the efforts of the air personnel and wished them success in their future endeavours.
The replaced Air Force members had spent over six months in the Northeast working alongside the army in the anti-Boko Haram scheme, Operation Lafiya Dole.