Meet the Nigerian Air Force K-9 Unit, the First and Only One of Its Kind in West Africa (Photos)

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has a set of defence canines that are stationed across several bases, deployed with their human counterparts. Their ranks are given as a sign that the dog should be trusted From bomb detection to Patrol services they share the same devotion and sacrifice as people do.

NAF personnel went through extensive training in cover tracking, rappelling, waterman-ship and other special terrain exercises, meant to equip operatives with the skills necessary to execute a variety of missions alongside the NAF Special Forces.

These K-9 Units will also become critical components of SF Combat Search and Rescue, where their skills would be used to rescue downed aircrew in conflict zones and other high-risk environments.

Nigerian Air Force received 21 special operations dogs in August 2019. The K-9s were Inducted for military operations in Bauchi on February 2020, bringing to 2, the number of K-9 Wings under the NAF 057 Provost Investigation Group.

Source: Defense News Nigeria

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