The Nigeria Airforce (NAF) said it is excited to take over two of its newly reactivated L39ZA fighter jets which shall be immediately deployed to fight insurgency,
Speaking at the acceptance and handing over of the jets at 403 Training school in Kano, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Abubakar Sadiq said between now and 3rd quarter of 2021, three additional of such jets shall come on board.
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According to him, this is a remarkable achievement to its operations, saying that the country’s vast land mass of about 705,000 kmsq can be adequately reached, noting that these are being achieved under NAF life extension programme.
He said the Airforce 403 flying training school has a great role to play especially with the coming of the newly expected 12 Tucano jets and 3 fighter jets, noting that “we have so far trained 4 fighter pilots and 6 others are at 90 percent completion of their training”
“4 others pilots are undergoing tactical training in Prague. Two Alpha jets are coming on board at kainji as well ” he added.
He said that for Nigeria to be fully secured all Nigerians must key in to the fight against insecurity across the country.