The final batch of the 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets expected from the United States has been delivered, according to the Federal Government.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, revealed this on Monday during an appearance on TV Continental’s “This Morning," which was monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria.

“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. We can see that the Tucano jets are actually game change."

“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,’’ he said.

With the military’s recent remarkable accomplishments in the fight against insecurity, the minister said he was amused by a report on Monday that the Nigerian Air Force spent N20 million to pay bandits so they wouldn’t shoot down the president’s plane.

“Fortunately, the Air Force immediately debunked this because this exposes their ignorance.

“Between Zamfara, Katsina, parts of Kaduna and Niger states, there are about 150 bandit camps. Who then was the money given to?

“It does not make any sense and it is because they do not understand how bandits operate that is why they can peddle that kind of fake news,’’ he said.

According to Lai Mohammed, the nation’s food security would improve as the security situation in the North-East and North-Central Zones improves.

Source: Punchng

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