New Tactical Air Command chief takes over

Martha Obi, Abuja

The newly appointed Air Officer Commanding, Tactical Air Command, of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Idris has formally taken over, at the Command’s Headquarters in Makurdi.

The Director Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said AVM Idris replaced Nurudeen Balogun, who has now been redeployed to the Headquarters of the NAF in Abuja, as the Chief of Training and Operations.

Air Commodore Adesanya  said the new AOC, until his appointment was the Director of Training at the Headquarters of the NAF.

At the handover, assured the officers and airmen/airwomen that the Command would intensify efforts to flush out the remnants of boko haram insurgents.

He added that during his tenure, he would not rest on his oars in the fight to preserve the territorial integrity of Nigeria.

AVM Idris, a combat fighter pilot is a member of 35 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. He was commissioned to the rank of Pilot Officer in the NAF in December 1987.