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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Gusau attacks: NAF deploys special forces | Daily Post

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Following the recent attack on Bawan Daji community in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, northwest, Nigeria, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed that Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces be deployed to Gusau, as part of efforts to stop the incessant banditry attacks.

Accordingly, the NAF Special Forces, who were trained in asymmetric warfare, have been airlifted from Kaduna with the NAF C-130 Hercules aircraft to complement the efforts of other security forces on ground to prevent further attack on innocent citizens.

A statement from OLATOKUNBO ADESANYA, Air Vice Marshal and Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force​ on Tuesday, said, the personnel and other supporting staff would operate from the recently established 207 Quick Response Group in Gusau, where they would reinforce the existing Regiment personnel in the Unit in support of the ongoing Operation SHARAN DAJI in the State.

The statement said, “while addressing the troops at Gusau shortly before their deployment earlier today, the Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command, Air Vice Marshal Ismaila Kaita, announced that the Special Forces would be further deployed to remote areas of Zamfara State, where they would be engaged in Internal Security operations.

Source: Gusau attacks: NAF deploys special forces | Daily Post

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