While speaking with the News Men on Television Continental in a Telephone interaction on Monday, 18th October 2021 the Federal Government through the Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed said thus
“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 changers.
“Most of the successes we have recorded in recent times is because of the acquisition of new platforms, not limited to the super Tucano,”
The Minister said he was surprised with the story on Monday that the Nigerian Airforce paid N20Million to bribe bandits in order for them not to bring down the President aircraft.
Lai Mohammed said Nigeria will experience food security with the improved security in the Northeast and North Central zones.
He further added that people are able to go to their farms due to the superior fire power of the military majorly in the North East.
Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff, Oladayo Amao were part of the officials that received the aircraft.