Nigerian Air Force deploy 32 more Special Forces to Southern Kaduna
By our Reporter
Aug 16, 2020- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in its efforts to restoring peace in insecurity ravaged Southern Kaduna communities on Sunday deployed additional 32 special forces to support Operation Safe Haven currently executed by the military.
The deployed troops included two officers, 28 soldiers and two medical staff.
AVM Musa Mukhtar, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of the Air Training Command Kaduna, said the deployment was in response to the directive of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar.
Mukhtar said “We are part of support element going to Southern Kaduna to support the operation safe haven from the Nigerian Airforce special forces.
“I call on the troops to be discipline, remain focused and respect human rights as they go about their operations.
“We have Operation Thunder Strike which is domiciled in Kaduna to take care of the North West axis, this means the air power will be originated from there.
“We also intend to carry out our civil military relation hopefully by next week and send a medical team from our hospitals.”
Mukhtar noted that the operation would be as long as necessary, adding that there were already a contingent of the Defence Special Forces deployed to southern Kaduna, to restore peace in the area.
“We also have air component Commander to coordinate the air power aspect,” he added.
Mukhtar further urged residents of southern Kaduna to avail the troops with all the necessary and genuine information that will assist in the successful execution of the operation.
He also called on the residents to give maximum cooperation to the troops, assuring them that they are there to protect them and not harm them.