The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has relocated to Yobe state to oversee efforts by the Nigerian Air Force to find the 110 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram last week.
The Presidency in a tweet said Sadique woukd personally superintend the search for the missing girls.
“Today Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal @CAS_AMSadique relocated to Yobe State to personally superintend the search for the missing Dapchi girls”, it tweeted.
According to the presidency, the Air Force “had earlier deployed more platforms to the North East, as security agencies ramp up efforts to locate and rescue the girls”.
He said that as at 6pm on Monday February 26, 2018, the Air Force had flown a total of 200 hours conducting searches for the missing Dapchi girls.