Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff

The Nigerian Air Force says it will work closely with other security agencies to tackle the security situation in Niger State.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, gave the assurance on Monday when Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger visited him in Abuja.

Earlier, Bello told the air chief that the northern part of Niger has been faced with security challenges recently.

Bello said his visit was to solicit further support of the NAF to address the menace of the bandits in Niger.

He said based on his interaction with the joint security agencies, they are of the opinion that the easiest and safest mode of operation to address these challenges would be through air raid.

Bello disclosed that at the moment a lot of communities have been displaced by bandits.

He disclosed that he had earlier visited the inspector general of police on the same matter.