By Metohuey Michael Adoglo
According to him, the latest addition to the fleet included the 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft recently acquired by the government.
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Amao said while some of the aircraft had been deployed to tackle insecurity in some parts of the country, the others were being used to upscale its pilots’ training.
He disclosed these in the latest edition of the Airman, a magazine of the Nigerian Air Force.
Amao said, “Prior to the coming on board of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)-led administration in 2015, the NAF was in the pitiable state owing to neglect as most of its platforms were grounded or in states of disrepair.
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He also disclosed that 173 pilots have been trained in the last six years with additional 155 student pilots undergoing training.
The Air Marshal assured Nigerians that the Air Force, in synergy with other security agencies, would continue to sustain its air operations against all criminal elements in the country to enable law-abiding citizens to carry out their legitimate duties without fear.
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