The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, arrived in Maiduguri on Saturday, September 30, accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, General AG Olonisakin.
Also in Maiduguri are the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas and the Director General of the Department of State Services, Alhaji Lawal Daura.
Photo credit: Nigerian Air Force
According to a statement signed by the director of public relations and information of the Nigerian Air Force, Olatokubo Adesanya, the security chiefs are in Maiduguri largely to celebrate the 57th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria with the frontline personnel who are fighting terrorism in the northeast.
This, according to the Nigerian Air Force, is expected to serve as a morale booster to the frontline personnel and to let them know that the nation appreciates their sacrifices.
The security chiefs are also seizing the opportunity to interact with relevant field commanders involved in the counterterrorism operations.