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Tinubu Inducts Two New T-129 ATAK Helicopters


February 07, (THEWILL) – President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday at the Markudi NAF Base, in Benue State, inducted two T-129 ATAK helicopters and a King Air 360ER Beechcraft.

The helicopters were delivered from Turkey in November 2023 as parts of the Federal Government efforts to fight terrorism and other criminalities in the country.
Inducts Two New T-129 ATAK Helicopters
Speaking after inducting the platforms, the President represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, said he was confident that the deployment of the platforms would significantly enhance the combat efficiency of the NAF in combating internal security and in within the West African region.

Tinubu assured Nigerians of his administration’s commitment to eradicating terrorism, insurgency, kidnapping, and other criminal activities that have plagued the country for years.


The president noted that substantial progress has been achieved in ongoing counterterrorism efforts, there should be no cause for celebration until the security challenges are fully addressed.
Inducts Two New T-129 ATAK Helicopters
He urged NAF personnel to change their mindset, strategy and tactics in addressing the present security challenges.

Earlier, the Minister of Defence, Badaru Abubakar, acknowledged the sincerity of purpose of the President towards restoring peace in every part of Nigeria.

He urged NAF personnel to align their individual and collective actions with the vision of the President, emphasizing the pursuit of peace, stability, and rapid development objectives.

In his remarks, Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, said the induction ceremony bears glowing testimony of the federal government’s resolve to equip and energize the NAF and all arms of the Armed Forces towards combating terrorism and other adversaries
Inducts Two New T-129 ATAK Helicopters
Abubakar, who said President Tinubu had so far inducted five aircrafts into NAF fleet since he assumed office, said the NAF’s planned to induct 46 new aircraft of various types over the next 18 months.

Air Marshal Abubakar assured that the NAF would not rest until it brings the war to a favourable end to ensure the peace and stability that Nigerians deserve.

He urged all Nigerians to keep the faith and hope in the advancement and prosperity of the nation.

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