The Nigerian Air force has inaugurated no fewer than 456 Special Forces as part of its efforts to boost the security of the country.
The Air Commanding Officer Ground Training Command, AVM Samson Akpasa, made the disclosure on Wednesday during the inauguration ceremony of students of Force Protection in complex air ground environment course 6.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 302 Special Forces were drawn from regiment training center, while 124 were drawn from air police and 30 from Intelligence Unit.
NAN also report that the Special Forces were trained by the NAF in collaboration with the British Military Advisory Training Team.
Akpasa said that the NAF would continue to project air power for decades to come as the country face persistent security challenges.
He said: “As you are aware, this country has been characterized by persistent security challenges and regional tensions arising from militancy, herdsmen /farmer’s clashes, banditry, cattle rustling, cultism, insurgency and terrorism have continued to create uncertainty, political upheaval and sectarian violence.
“This is the environment in which the NAF will continue to project air power for decades to come.