The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced the training of a team of Special Forces to combat terrorist in some parts of the country.
Naija News reports that about 175 of the NAF operatives graduated from the Regiment Training Centre at the Airforce base in Kaduna state after a successful 10-week rigorous and intensive training in asymmetric warfare.
The move by the NAF is to wipe out terrorism and its affiliates from the Nigerian soil.
While speaking, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar during his visit to the training ground, said the new trends of terrorism and other security challenges in the country prompted the training of the personnel.
Sadique Abubakar reiterated the commitment of the Air Force to collaborate with other security agencies, especially the Army to address the nation’s security challenges.
In his words, Sadique Abubakar said; “From here where we are building capacity to protect our bases, we are also supporting and working very closely with other security forces, particularly the Nigerian Army, to ensure that we have a secured environment
“It’s not only war against terror, we have armed banditry, we have other criminals. Like I said, primarily we are to secure our bases and to secure our air assets. The secondary objective is to support the internal security operations all over the country.
“These men are graduating; another batch of officers are coming in now. And we have trained over 1,000 special forces in the last 4 years or thereabout,” he stated.