NAF Commences Training Of 450 Special Forces

  • PublishedJuly 31, 2017

The Nigerian Air Force, says it has commenced the training of 450 “carefully selected” regiment personnel as Special Forces.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, explained that the training would be conducted in three batches.

“Training for the first batch, comprising 150 personnel, took off this weekend at the NAF Regiment Training Centre in Kaduna,” he said.

Adesanya said that the training was being handled by ‘FOUR-TROOP’, a reputable foreign military training organisation from Israel.

He said that the training would develop the capacity of the personnel to fight under all types of terrains and weather conditions.

“At the end of the nine-week training, successful participants will be deployed to defend NAF air assets and bases, as well as critical national infrastructure and assets.

“The Special Forces will also be required to take the battle to the adversaries, whenever necessary,” he said.

Adesanya quoted the Air Officer Commanding, Ground Training Command, AVM Samson Akpasa, who inaugurated the training exercise, as saying that the exercise became necessary to ensure a robust counter-force to respond to insurgencies.


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