The newly appointed Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Farouk Yahaya on Wednesday said that air power was quite central in the ongoing efforts to rid the country of insecurity.
He made this known when he visited the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao at the Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force (HQ NAF), Abuja.
General Yahaya stated that he had always been an advocate of air power employment as a critical requirement of a fighting force having witnessed its formidable influence in various theatres of operations.
The Army Chief added that the war against insurgency and armed banditry cannot be won by a single Service but, through a synergistic approach where all Services work in unison.
“The earlier we all recognize that no Service can do it alone, the better for us as an armed forces and a Nation to surmount the current security challenges.”, he stated.
The COAS also thanked Air Marshal Amao for his continuous support to the Nigerian Army and urged him not to relent.
While welcoming him to HQ NAF, Air Marshal Amao congratulated the COAS for his appointment and urged him to sustain synergy of efforts by the Nigerian Army and the NAF, in conjunction with other security agencies to rid the Country of all criminal activities.
The COAS also performed wreath laying exercise at the NAF memorial arcade.