The federal authorities says it has taken shipping of the final batch of the 12 A-29 Orderly Tucano fighter jets anticipated from the US.
The Minister of Files and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Monday when he featured on a phone-in programme of TV Continental, “This Morning,’’ monitored by the Files Company of Nigeria (NAN).
“The total 12 Orderly Tucano fighter jets had been received. As at this morning, the total 12 were here and they had been deployed to the North-east.
“We can inspect that the Tucano jets are no doubt game changers.
“Many of the successes we now absorb recorded in most contemporary instances is thanks to the acquisition of most contemporary platforms, now not restricted to the big Tucano,’’ he mentioned.
The minister mentioned with basically the most contemporary valuable successes recorded by the protection pressure on insecurity, he became amused by a yarn on Monday that the Nigerian Air Power paid N20 million to bribe bandits so that they’d now not remark down the president’s plane.
“Fortunately, the Air Power trusty now debunked this on story of this exposes their lack of expertise.
“Between Zamfara, Katsina, parts of Kaduna and Niger states, there are about 150 bandit camps. Who then became the money given to?
“It doesn’t salvage any sense and this is on story of they contain now not know the blueprint bandits operate this is why they’re going to peddle that extra or much less false recordsdata,’’ he mentioned.
Mr Mohammed mentioned with the ‘improved’ security peril within the North-east and North-central zones the nation would experience improved meals security.
“If you happen to peep what’s going down honest now not too long ago, you’ll be in a quandary to inspect heightened actions within the agricultural dwelling.
“Here is thanks to the superior fire energy of the protection pressure which is now making it possible for folk to head to their farms, especially within the North east.
“They’ve been in a quandary to construct the criminals at bay,’’ he mentioned.
The minister gave an assurance that the success of the protection pressure in opposition to terrorists and bandits would possibly perhaps be sustained.
He because of the this fact solicited the cooperation and toughen of Nigerians for the sustenance of the protection pressure action.
The Nigerian Air Power on July 22 took shipping of the first batch of six of the A-29 Orderly Tucano plane from the US.
The Director of Public Family and Files, NAF Headquarters, Edward Gabkwet, who made the announcement, mentioned the plane arrived in Kano.
The officers that received the plane integrated the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, Chief of Military Staff, Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff, Oladayo Amao.
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