The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sodique Abubakar, has declared that the days of the ferocious Boko Haram sect were numbered.
This is just as he expressed optimism that the provisions made for the Nigerian Air Force in the 2016 budget would improve its operations, and put an end to the war against insurgency in the country.
Speaking on Wednesday shortly after commissioning a medical laboratory at the NAF 81 Maritime Group in Benin City, Edo State, the Chief of Air Staff also stressed that the Nigerian Armed Forces is committed to stopping the activities of terrorists in the North East.
He said: “We are at the tail end of the war against Boko Haram. One of their enclaves, Alagarnu, has just been taken over. I was in the North-East a few days ago and I believe that we are at the tail end of this operation.”
“The last time we came, we didn’t have a laboratory. But today, we have a well equipped laboratory. Professionalism is not just about training and equipping the soldier but also taking care of the welfare of the soldier.
“A professional soldier can also fall sick. That is why we need to provide a laboratory, which we have done.”