Governor Samuel Ortom has acknowledged the contributions of the Nigerian Air Force to the security and community development services of the state.
Ortom spoke on Monday at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when he received the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Air Vice Marshall Idi Gamso Lubo on a courtesy visit.
According to the governor, apart from collaboration with other sister security agencies for the protection of lives and property, the Nigerian Air Force also contributes immensely through education, health and fire extinguishing services.
The Governor who also acknowledged the minimal cases of harassment of citizens by security agents, solicited support from the public to enable security agencies working in their areas to succeed.
Governor Ortom pledged his administration’s support to security agencies operating in the state, expressing the conviction that the court cases against the Nigerian Air Force Command by the host community would be withdrawn to pave the way for an amicable resolution of the land dispute.
Air Officer Commanding, Tactical Air Command Air Vice Marshall I.G. Lubo promised to collaborate with other sister security agencies like Operation Whirl Stroke to curb criminality in the state.
He told the Governor that he had served in Benue State for many years and at different times and was familiar with the security challenges, stressing that with the support of the state government, the Command would succeed.