The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar has said that 150 special forces will be deployed to Taraba to assist in restoring peace in troubled areas.
Abubakar said 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 explained that the Air Force had recently shown interest in ground operations too.
“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.
“We believe that the efforts we are putting up now will provide further security for our people to be able to pursue their legitimate duties and aspirations without hindrance,” he said.
Responding, Ugwuanyi commended the Air Force for its roles in securing the lives of Nigerians.