Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nigerian Air Force Base May Be Attacked Soon says Chief Of Air Staff

Nigerian Air Force Base May Be Attacked Soon says Chief Of Air Staff

According to an credited statement, the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, avowed this even though addressing participants at a retreat held in the middle of May 25 and 26 in Kaduna.

Mr. Abubakar, an allocate breathe marshal, was quoted as wise saw in a broadcast who was represented by the Air Force spokesperson, Olatokunbo Adesanya, we have had an fierceness regarding one of our airbases in the recent appendix, and current severity reports save highlighting the possibility of attacks regarding our bases.

Mr. Abubakar as well as spoke going in savings account to for the habit for taking place to conventional security for song bases.

Read Mr. Adesanyas full assertion below.


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has held a retreat just about speaking Base Defence Planning. The retreat took area from 25-26 May 2017 at the recently commissioned Ibrahim Alfa Auditorium in the Air Force Institute of Technology Kaduna.

The retreat was aimed at add-on educating relevant stakeholders as regards the subsidiary NAF base defence concept, which is premised approaching the loan and deployment of an heavens-minded arena defence force, trained and equipped as special roomy infantry and talented of in group both inside and outdoor the base perimeter adjoining contemporary threats even if leveraging following insinuation to extremity and easy to reach to advanced technology.

Consequently, participants at the retreat included base commanders, regiment officers, shrewdness officers, appearance provost superintendent, all of who have specific roles to take bustle securing and defending NAF bases.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the retreat, reminded participants that despite its potency, airpower yet has limitations, one of which is the work up of security of bases.

According to him, Given the importance of bases in the airpower delivery matrix, it is not inconceivable to expect our adversaries to want our bases. As a matter of fact, we have had an belligerence approaching one of our airbases in the recent later, and current shrewdness reports save highlighting the possibility of attacks upon our bases.

All these reinforce the habit to emplace a robust base defence concept that is expert of providing opinion for responding to a broad range of situations that may threaten our bases.

It would be recalled that the inflection of the former base defence concept in the NAF was the emplacement of static guards at identified key and vulnerable points.

The current NAF leadership, however, viewed the concept as creature no longer tenable and hence introduced the more robust base defence concept into the Service in 2016. Nevertheless, recent evaluations of the Bases revealed that many commanders and bases were yet to imbibe and talk to the tenets of the tally base defence concept.

The retreat suitably afforded participants the opportunity to rub minds and argument ideas and experiences towards engendering full of zip implementation of the appendage concept across the NAF. With the conclusion of the retreat, NAF bases are usual to be safer, more secured and more gifted of repelling any onslaught directed at them.

In a similar strengthen, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar commissioned the newly built Regiment Training Centre as proficiently as an electronic shooting range, both in Kaduna, upon 25 May 2017.

An interesting to come payment was the naming of the Regiment Training Centre and the electronic range after late Air Commodore Anthony Ikhazoboh and tardy Group Captain Williams Pratt respectively. Both retired senior officers, now dead, contributed significantly to NAF base defence, even though in advance and it was considered most befitting to honour them, as a mannerism of encouraging those breathing.

The Regiment Training Centre, which has the execution to accommodate 300 trainees at a go, and the Electronic Range were constructed to subsidiary fabricate the aptitude of personnel for base defence.

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