Nigerian Government Acquires More Fighter Aircraft to Combat Insurgency

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The Federal Government of Nigeria says it is expecting some hardwares to reinforce efforts of the Air Force in combatting insurgency in the Nation’s North-East.

A statement posted on the Nigerian Goverent twitter page quoted Chief of air staff, Air Marshall, sadique Abubakar stating that: “We are expecting 3 JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft from Pakistan, 12 A-29 Super Tucano from the United States, and one Mi-171E. Out of the 12 Super Tucano from the US, six are almost here, as those to handle them have been sent on training for that purpose.

“A total of 200 Nigeria Air Force personnel are receiving training in 9 different countries of the world on handling combat aircraft. They will soon join their colleagues in the fight against insecurity and in particular, insurgency in the North East”, the statement read.