Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar disclosed this in Enugu on Wednesday, when he led a delegation of senior officers of the Air Force on a courtesy visit to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
He said that the Special Forces which would mainly be ground forces would leave on May 10.
Abubakar said that the Air Force was hitherto more or less interested in flying operations, but had recently shown interest in ground operations too.
The Chief of Air Staff said that another 150 Special Forces were presently in Sambisa Forest along with the officers of the Nigerian Army.
“Similarly, we have over 150 Special Forces that are presently operating in Zamfara State to tackle issues of banditry and other security challenges in the state.
“On May 10, we are deploying another 150 special forces which are mainly ground forces to Taraba State in order to add value to what is happening there in terms of security challenges,” he said.