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BREAKING: Nigeria to receive six Super Tucano aircraft in July, says presidency

  The presidency has announced that Nigeria will in July receive six Super Tucano aircraft ordered by the federal government. Garba Sheh...

 


The presidency has announced that Nigeria will in July receive six Super Tucano aircraft ordered by the federal government.


Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said six more of the aircraft will arrive shortly after.

 

He disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Thursday.

 

The US government approved the sale of the Super Tucano A-29 ground attack aircraft in April 2017.

 

They were said to be worth $593m, a deal which would include supplying the Nigerian armed forces with ammunition, training and aircraft maintenance.

 

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