Nigerian Air Force constructs operational base in Funtua
About 32 hectares of land has been acquired as an operational base for the Nigerian Air Force at Gwauruwa village, Funtua in Katsina State.
The base is to ensure NAF’s faster response to challenges posed by bandits and other criminals in the state and in the North-West.
Part of the site was once used as an airstrip during the World War II.
After inspecting the land on Sunday, Governor Aminu Masari said, “The site will cut short time and resources and ensure prompt response by NAF. It is easier for the NAF to respond from here than from Katsina or from Kaduna.”
The governor, who was joined on the inspection by some NAF personnel and other top government functionaries, described the area as unique, revealing that it was once used as an airstrip during the Second World War.
The governor assured the people that when operations begin from the site, peace and security would be restored in the regions.