The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed a detachment of Special Forces personnel to Kaduna in support of internal security operations in the State.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information, made the announcement in a statement on Monday.
He said the detachment will join other NAF personnel in Kaduna and sister security agencies to ensure that the spate of senseless killings in some parts of the state is brought to a complete end and normalcy expeditiously restored.
“The deployment is in addition to the earlier deployment of 2 helicopters and a DA-42 Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft on 22 October 2018, which have since been conducting aerial patrols over flashpoints in the State”, the statement added.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on both the Federal and the Kaduna State governments to rise up to the challenge of checkmating killings in the state with a view to bringing masterminds to book.
Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, media aide to CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, in a statement on Sunday, expressed shock, disappointment and sadness at recent killings in Kaduna and the killing of a paramount ruler, the Agom Adara, Dr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima.
CAN commiserated with the government and the people, and prayed God to comfort all the bereaved and heal those who were injured.