In order to assist in the fight against terrorism and other security challenges in the country, A total of 209 Air Force officers have undergone basic Airborne Training from the Nigerian Air Force Regiment Training Centre, in Kaduna State
The aim of the training is to build an efficient force capable of responding to any security challenge anywhere in the country, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said at the graduation ceremony of the officers on Saturday.
While also expressing satisfaction with the performance of the officers, he added that some of graduates would be deployed to some troubled areas in the country.
Also speaking at the ceremony, the Commandant of the training centre, Air Commodore Dankad Bausa, explained that the training is to facilitate the officer’s physical and mental capacities to enable them confront any emergency situations whenever they arise.
He also highlighted some of the challenges encountered in the course of the training, which include inadequate training aid, classrooms and accommodation.
According to the authorities, the training is designed to achieve vigorous physical conditioning to produce physically-fit and skilled elite troops, tailored towards mental alertness, discipline, self-confidence, bravery, team spirit and high sense of loyalty.