More than 70 personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) are currently in China on special training.
They have been within the Asian country for four months and can return next week.
The contingent is going to be deployed to activate the 203 Combat Reconnaissance NAF Base in Gombe State.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), sky marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed on Tuesday when he visited Governor Inuwa Yahaya.
Abubakar stressed that the NAF Base within the state was strategic within the fight against insurgency, banditry, and other criminal activities within the north.
“We are very excited that we are getting to have this unit activated”, the CAS said.
He noted that additional Special Forces units would be stationed to guard NAF assets.
Abubakar assured that the military arm, together with other services, would still protect Nigeria’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty