Babajide Kolade Otitoju, a popular journalist, has revealed the newly acquired Super Tucano Fighter jets are yet to go for any battle in the northwest region. The veteran journalist said an impeccable source in the Nigerian Air Force confirmed this to him. "Impeccable Airforce sources confirm to me that the Super Tucano bombers are yet to go into battle in the northwest," Babajide said on Facebook.
The activities of unknown gunmen in the southeastern region has been a cause for concern to Nigerians. A day hardly passes by without a report of their evil act. On 3 October 2021, the unit offices of the State Security Service and the Federal Road Safety Commission was burnt down by gunmen suspected to be members of IPOB.
The US administration announced on Monday night that it is willing to give intelligence to help Nigeria identify terrorist sponsors in the country as part of its efforts to help Nigeria overcome the constant carnage inflicted on its population by terrorists and armed bandits. Mary Beth Leonard, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, made the announcement at a round-table discussion on US-Nigeria military collaboration with journalists at the US embassy in Abuja, stressing that the conversation was still ongoing.
Nigerian pilots are currently training on Super Tucano fighter jets at the Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, United States according to Reports by the International Center For Investigating Report.