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Monday, January 15, 2018

FG Buys Five More Aircraft To Fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force on Sunday in Kaduna took delivery of five new Super Mushshak aircraft purchased by the Federal Government from Pakistan to fight the Boko Haram insurgency.


With the new five aircraft, which were delivered to the NAF Base in Kaduna, 10 trainer aircraft have now been supplied by Pakistan to Nigeria to aid the counter-terrorism operations.

Punch correspondent learnt that an Ilyushin 76 Strategic Airlifter brought the five aircraft while they were already being assembled by a team of Pakistani and Nigerian technicians for test flying and a formal induction.


The air force had on July 14, 2017, taken delivery of the first batch of Super Mushshak Aircraft which were inducted and deployed for primary training of the war pilots.

The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, said the new aircraft would help to prosecute the counter-insurgency operations in the North-East as well as other forms of criminalities in the country.

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