…As Fintiri donates N4m to soldiers
NAF commiserates with Adamawa over attack
From Joseph Asegba, Yola
A delegation of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has commiserated with Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri over the recent insurgents attack on Garkida in Gombi Local Government Area.
The delegation from the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar, and led by Chief of Training and Operations, AVM James Gwani who told newsmen shortly after meeting with Fintiri that they were on the directive of CAS.
“We are here in Yola on the instruction of CAS who was supposed to have come himself but unfortunately other demands had made it impossible for him.
“He directed me and the team of officers from the Headquarters to visit the unit here on operational visit and to also visit His Excellency the Governor to condole with him and commiserate with him and the people of Adamawa on the unfortunate incident that happened in Garkida,” he said.
Gwani added: “And also to reassure His Excellency that the NAF would continue to work assiduously in concert with other security agencies and stakeholders to ensure that we do the best that we can to continue to secure our people.”
Meanwhile, a delegation from the Federal Government comprising officials of the North East Development Commission and Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management all in Garkida on Monday to deliver eight trucks of assorted relief materials to victims of the February 21 attack in which two soldiers lost their lives.
Governor Fintiri had also approved N4million for the family of the gallant soldiers killed while repelling the attack.