The Nigerian Air Force has commenced a 5-day training on Human Rights and the Legal Aspects of Air Targeting to improve compliance with International Rights Law and the Law of Armed Conflict.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement, said the workshop was in conjunction with the Defence Institute of International Legal Studies , USA.

He said it was to further upgrade participants’ knowledge on the rules and processes of target selection and prioritisation.

He added that the training would improve personnel’s knowledge on matching appropriate response, taking cognizance of command responsibilities and operational requirements.

Speaking at the training, the Chief of the Air Staff , Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, emphasised that such workshops was critical to NAF operations.

Abubakar, who was represented by the Chief of Administration Headquarters, AVM Kingsley Lar, disclosed that the training was being held pursuant to the resolutions of the 2019 Edition of the NAF Legal Officers’ Retreat.