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First batch of A-29 tucano jets arrive Nigeria – The Nation Newspaper

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By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja

The first batch of the A-29 Super Tucano has arrived Kano, the Nigerian Air Force has announced.

According to a statement by the Director Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the aircraft were received by Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao.

The six Super Tucano jets are part of the 12 aircraft to be supplied by the United States of America.

The statement reads: “The first batch of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have arrived Kano, today 22 July 2021 at about 12.34pm. On hand to receive the aircraft were the Honourable Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao”.

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