Insecurity: First Batch of NAF Tucano Fighter Jets Leave US for Nigeria

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday said the first batch of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed United States of America and it will arrive the country before the end of July.

 

 

 

Spokesman of NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, who disclosed to journalists in Abuja said, the 6 aircraft will be leapfrogged through five countries.

 

 

He listed the countries to include: Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain and Algeria before arriving their final destination in Nigeria.

 

 

Gabkwet added, ”An official induction ceremony of the aircraft into the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force is already being planned at a later date in August 2021 to be announced in due course.”

 

 

Nigeria had requested the 12 aircraft from the United States in order to fight ongoing insecurity in the country.