The federal government has taken delivery of all the 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets expected from the United States.
Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, made this known on Monday during a TV Continental programme.
The minister described the fighter jets as a “game changer” and disclosed that they have been used for operations in the north-east.
He said the jets contributed to the recent successes recorded by the military.
“All the 12 Super Tucano fighter jets have been received. As at this morning, all the 12 were here and they have been deployed to the north-east,” he said.
“We can see that the Tucano jets are actually a game changer.
“Most of the successes we have recorded in recent time is because of the acquisition of the new platforms, not limited to the super Tucano.”
The minister also commented on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report which alleged that the Nigerian air force paid bandits N20 million in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun.
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