Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff, has tasked Air force officers and men not to be distracted by the propaganda of terrorists and bandits.
Abubakar stated this on Wednesday in Katsina State during a special Sallah reception organized for officers and men participating in operation Sharan-Daji, charged with the task of flushing out bandits in Rugu forest in the state.
“The Air force staff handling the operations of flushing out terrorists and bandits should conduct the activities according to the constitutional provision.
“The terrorists and their sponsors have been using the media to castigate the operations of the Air force with the aim of casting doubts in the minds of the public.
“The mischief makers have been using the social media with the aim of getting the support of innocent Nigerians to continue the killings in some parts of the country, ” he said.
The air chief, who was represented by the Air Component Commander, Group Capt. Aliyu Hussaini Idris, called on the entire military personnel involved in checkmating the terrorists not to compromise in performing their constitutional role of defending the territorial integrity of the nation.