IPOB & BH: Buhari purchase jet fighters from Pakistan

President Buhari has successfully secured four Jet Fighters from Pakistan.

This is part of 21 aircraft approved for procurement to boost the operations of the Nigerian Air Force.

The 21 war planes include four helicopter gunships, four medium airlift utility helicopters, three live attack aircraft and ten primary trainers.

The modernized Super Mushshak aircraft were delivered to the Nigerian Air Force yesterday.

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The four war aircraft delivered yesterday were actually donated to the Nigerian government.

The donated planes are meant to be used to train Nigerian Airforce pilots on how to operate the ordered warplanes.

The aircraft was handed over to the Nigerian Air Force by the Pakistani Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.

In his response, Air Chief Marshal Abubakar said “I would like to thank Mr. President for his consistent commitment to developing the Nigerian Armed Forces.

“The Nigerian Air Force has fared well since Mr. President’s assumption of leadership as our Commander-In-Chief.

“As a result, the Nigerian Air Force is now strategically positioned into a disciplined professional force.

“The Nigerian Air Force has made a tremendous improvement in training and enhancement of its personnel.

“The Nigerian Air Force has restored 15 airplanes and helicopters into flying status in the last 17 months.

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“Efforts are also at an advanced stage to reactivate four additional airplanes that will be deployed very soon for operations.

“It is our hope that by the first quarter of 2017, the Nigerian Air Force would have 21 additional new platforms in its fleet.

“In the area of training, the Nigerian Air Force has increased its annual recruit intake from 1000 to 4000 recruits.

“We have also trained 48 pilots while 62 pilots are undergoing various forms of training both locally and abroad.