Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosun, said combat encounters with Boko Haram insurgents have boosted the capabilities of the Nigerian Air Force.
Amosun was speaking, Thursday, at the commissioning of the remodeled Oko Barracks Road, Benin, Edo State.
"If not for the lives that are really lost due to insurgency, you will see that this insurgency is really out to boost the capabilities of the NAF," Amosun said. He added that the NAF has benefitted from their encounters with Boko Haram due to improved fighting force and skills.
Amosun stated that the NAF capability has increased with the application of innovative technology on surveillance at designated locations in the country.
The Air Force boss explained that collaborations among the security agencies have reduced bomb explosions in many places across the country, while assuring the same will happen in the North-East.
Also at the event, Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole, said the federal government had not been appreciative of the price paid by the military for keeping the country united. Oshiomole said his administration will establish a well-equipped NAF Secondary School, in addition to the ongoing road project based on its promise to the security outfit.