NAF, Bri­tish army train 710 on at­tack pre­ven­tion on in­fra­struc­ture

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Maryam Ah­madu-Suka, Kaduna

The Nige­rian Air Force (NAF) and the Bri­tish Mil­i­tary Ad­vi­sory Team (BMAT) have in­ducted 710 per­son­nel into train­ing on force pro­tec­tion in com­plex air and ground en­vi­ron­ment course (FPCAGE).

Air Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing (AOC) Ground Train­ing Com­mand, Air vice Mar­shal Idi Amin, the said the train­ing was de­signed to pre­pare and fur­nish per­son­nel with req­ui­site skills and com­pe­tence needed to ef­fec­tively ob­serve their du­ties of se­cur­ing NAF as­sets for the sus­tain­ment of air op­er­a­tions and pre­ven­tion of at­tacks on na­tional in­fra­struc­ture by ter­ror­ists.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the enor­mous ben­e­fits in­her­ent in the em­ploy­ment of force pro­tec­tion as­sets to en­hance mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions in gen­eral and un­con­ven­tional war­fare in par­tic­u­lar are ad­van­tages most mil­i­taries around the world seek to garner.

He said: “Global con­flict over the years evolved from di­rect con­fronta­tion be­tween na­tion states to threats posed by non­state ac­tors in the 21st cen­tury.

“Th­ese non-state ac­tors try to in­flu­ence poli­cies, achieve eco­nomic gains and se­cure po­lit­i­cal or strate­gic ad­van­tage through un­con­ven­tional means such as ter­ror­ism and in­sur­gency”.

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