The Nigerian Air Force says it has intensified aerial surveillance over identified hotspots and flashpoints in Kaduna while sustaining its air patrol over the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.

NAF’s spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who said this in a statement in Abuja, added that the initiative was in continuation of the efforts of NAF to enhance security in Kaduna and its environs while partnering with other security agencies.

Daramola recalled that the NAF had conducted a “Show of Force”  exercise in Katari village, one of the identified criminal hotspots on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway on February 9th.

He said the exercise, which combined aerial and ground operations by NAF Special Forces and Regiment personnel, sent a stern warning signal to criminal elements that the NAF and other security agencies are ready to engage them both from the air and on ground to frustrate their nefarious activities.