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Counter-terrorism: Air Force Equal To Task – CAS

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The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said it was important for the force to evaluate its plans from time to time to avoid gaps in whatever may have been put together for operations.

Abubakar stated this yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja during a simulation of counter terrorism exercise organised by the Headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

He said the Force has deployed special forces in most of the airports, adding that if there is anything outside that the force is expecting, it will quickly mobilize the forces and they are in different parts of the country as they could be mobilised without any difficulty.

The Air Chief said the exercise was put in place to evaluate their plans and not because they were anticipating anything but to check their level of preparedness.

“You can have all the training, you can have all the skills. Unless you are tested from time to time, you will not be able to know whether there will be gap.

“It is very important that you evaluate your plan from time to time. Or else you might have some gaps in what you have put together. So this is not done because we are anticipating anything, no. If you have to do any anticipating, then, it would be too late.

“Right now, we have deployments in most of the airports, of this special forces. So, if there is anything outside what we are expecting, it is to quickly mobilize the forces and they are in different parts of the country.”

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