According to a report reaching us from a reliable source, the federal government has received all 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets from the United States of America. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who confirmed this in an interview on TV Continental yesterday, described the fighter jets as a "game-changer" and disclosed that they have been used for operations in the northeast.
1 Major Reason Why Nigerian Military Cannot Use The Newly Acquired Tucano Jet To fight Armed Bandits
Photo Credit: Punch A couple of days ago, the military community in Nigeria felt a sense of relief after the country took delivery of the final batch of the 12-A-29 Super Tucano Fighter Jet from the United States. It completed a total of twelve jets that was ordered by Nigeria to improve the country’s military hardware and boost the fight against terrorism in the North East.
The Super Tucano, also called the A-29 or the EMB-314, is a development of the EMB-312 Tucano, produced in Brazil by Embraer Defence and Security. It is a light attack aircraft designed to be a low-cost system operates in a low-threat environment. It carries a wide variety of weapons, including precision guided munitions.
Today's Headlines: Army Chief, Yahaya Storms Sokoto; FG Takes Delivery Of Final Batch Of Tucano Jets
Goronyo Killings: Army Chief, Yahaya storms Sokoto, charges troops to redouble efforts against bandits Following the recent attack by bandits on Goronyo market in Sokoto state which resulted in the killing of 40 persons, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Faruk Yahaya on Monday commenced an operational visit of the 8 division area of responsibility with a charge to troops to redouble their efforts in routing the bandits from their camps and enclaves.
According to Monday's reports by the Punch news the Nigerian army was in contention for the permission to deploy the newly acquired twelve Super Tucano fighter jets against the raging bandits in the North-West. It will be recalled that the Nigerian government, in its commitment to stamp out the agents of insecurity, placed an order for the Military aircrafts from the USA at a cost of $496m in February, 2018.
The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, was today in a meeting with the service chiefs at the Aso Rock in Abuja, according to a verified publication. This action is coming after the nation has relatively seen a high number of insecurity challenges, especially in the Northern part of Nigeria.
picture.credit.naijanews It's no longer a new thing that the US government has warned the Nigeria Government not to use the Tucano fighter jets in the South East. The warning comes amid growing agitation from some quarters, who are putting pressure on the FG to declare a state of emergency in the South East.
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.
According to a report from multiple sources, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commissioned a set of satellite communication vehicles. These vehicles would be inducted into the various Theatres of operations in Nigeria. The security situation in the country for some time now has been terrifying but the Nigerian Army seem to be on top of the matter as these bandits are now scampering for safety.
Banditry in Nigeria seems to be one of the issues that has increased the rate at which insecurity has affected people, and this is despite the willingness from the federal government of Nigeria to tackle and put an end to this menace, where various strategies have been implemented.
A-29 Super Tucano Aircrafts' Fuel-Efficient Engines Can Keep It Aloft For 9 Hours and Across Ranges Of Nearly 1,770km
The A-29 Super Tucano aircraft are only capable of flying a leisurely 458 km per hour, slower than the Alpha jet (994 km/h), the Tucano’s fuel-efficient engines can keep it aloft for up to nine hours and across ranges of nearly 1,770 kilometers. Far more than any other aircraft in the NAF inventory.
According to report reaching us from a reliable source, the federal government has received all the 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets from the United States of America. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who confirmed this in an interview on TV Continental yesterday, described the fighter jets as a "game-changer" and disclosed that they have been used for operations in the northeast.
Unarguably, President Buhari's administration has proven to be one of the best. Leaving the accusations of people behind, President Muhammadu Buhari's team has invested so much to boost the economic standard of the country. Let's see a few things that the administration has done for many Nigerians, including the one they did today.
Like The Terrorists, The Bandits Are Dangerous Enough To Be Raided With The Super Tucano Fighter Jet
It will be recalled that the incumbent President Buhari administration had ordered for twelve Super Tucano Fighter Aircrafts in April , 2018. And the first half of the total number of the order made arrived NigerIa on the 22nd of July which was about two months ago. That was only three days after the country lost an Alpha Jet to the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the North-East.
Why Bandits & ESN Should Lay Down Their Arms Before The Military Use The Tucano Fighters Jet On Them
Nigeria's insecurity is rapidly growing out of hand, and several dangerous organizations have been compromising the country's tranquility. Inhabitants in the north wake up fearful of being attacked by bandits, while residents in the southeast have had a restless night as the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and unknown gunmen have carried out deadly attacks on security personnel and other innocent people.
The United States of America has told the Nigerian government that the recently purchased Super Tucano Fighter planes is expected to be used to fight terrorists in the northern part of the country. According to a statement made by the US Principal Deputy National Security Adviser, Jonathan Finer, he said the agreement during the sale of the 12 fighter plane is explicit.
The federal government have secured a Super Tucano aircraft from the U S. This craft will used to fight terrorism in the northeast where Boko Haram terrorists have engaged the Nigerian state in a decade-long insurgency killing thousands and displacing millions. The US military warned the federal Government not to deploy the security equipment in the South-East despite the designation of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra as a terrorist organisation and the setting up of the armed Eastern Security Network by IPOB.
The Federal Government (FG) has been asked to refrain from it's plan to deploy Tucano fighter jets to the south east. The call was made by the Igbo socio cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo, which was a reaction to suggestions credited to the attorney general of the federation.
According to a report, the United States asked the Nigerian government to restrict the deployment of the newly purchased fighter jets to the Northern region where Boko Haram operates. This agreement has restricted the Federal Government from deploying the Tucano fighter jets to any other regions such as the south-east, south-west, and South-South.
The Federal Government has received all 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter planes that were scheduled to arrive from the United States. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, acknowledged this in an interview with TV Continental yesterday, calling the fighter jets a "game changer" and revealing that they had been deployed in operations in the north-east.