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First batch of A-29 tucano jets arrive Nigeria

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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 introduced.

According to an announcement by the Director Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the plane have been obtained 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 half of the 12 plane to be provided by the United States of America.

The assertion 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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