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JUST IN: Six Super Tucano jets depart the United States for Nigeria.

JUST IN: Six Super Tucano jets depart the United States for Nigeria.

The first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets purchased by the Federal Government has left the United States for Nigeria. Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information for the Nigerian Air Force, made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja.



He stated that the plane left the United States on Wednesday and would arrive in Nigeria by the end of the month. The federal government purchased 12 Super Tucano aircraft worth $496 million from the United States in February 2018 to strengthen military operations against Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, and other criminal elements terrorizing citizens in the country's north.



According to the statement, "the six aircraft will fly through five countries, including Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain, and Algeria, before arriving in Nigeria near the end of July 2021." “An official induction ceremony of the aircraft into the Nigerian Air Force inventory is already planned for a later date in August 2021, to be announced in due course. “The Office of the Director of Public Relations and Information remains open to any inquiry regarding the aircraft's arrival and induction.”<\p>

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