ABUJA, The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is training of a special squad to protect its assets against terrorist attacks, says the Chief of Air Staff, Air Mashal Sadiq Abubaka.
He told journalists after a joint exercise by the NAF Special Squad and the British Military Assistance Team (BMATT) in Kaduna, about 200 kilometres north of here, Wednesday that the 300 personnel who were selected to form the nucleus of its Base Protection Squad had begun their six weeks of training on June 5.
He added that the joint training session with the BMATT was to build the capacity of NAF personnel in line with best military practices. The collaboration was also aimed at ensuring that the NAF personnel had the required expertise to protect critical assets in all NAF formations in the country.
You would recall that in 2013 one of our bases was attacked in Maiduguri (in northeastern Nigeria). We don’t want that kind of situation. That is why in the last two years we are building capacity in this area to ensure we protect our bases and also ensure that the assets entrusted in our hands are well protected, so that the assets can be used to protect Nigeria,” the air chief said.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK