ABUJA—THE United States Government, US, has pledged to support Nigeria with required aircraft to help completely decimate Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
It said it was committed to seeing to the complete defeat of the terrorist group, noting that peaceful existence in Nigeria was strategic to the security of the entire West African sub-region in particular and the world at large.
To this end, it has accepted an offer from the Nigerian Air Force not only to manufacture but also deliver 12 Embraer A29 Super Tucano Aircraft to Nigerian Air Force for the purpose of complementing its existing fleet to battle terrorism in the country. US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, stated this, yesterday, in Abuja, while presented the Letters of Offer and Acceptance, LOA, in respect of the A29 Super Tucano Aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force, NAF. The LOA represents the official US government’s offer to sell US defence articles and services to the Nigerian Government.