April 24, 2024

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US Warns FG Of Using Super Tucano Jets On Civilians

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been warned against using the newly acquired Super Tucano fighter jets on civilians. In a warning issued on January 6, the government of the United States said every rule of engagement must be followed in the military’s use of the Super Tucano jets. The jets are set to be deployed to the northwest and north-central regions of the country with a view to ensure that the activities of bandits and terrorists operating in these areas are crippled.

According to the US, the jets should not also be deployed in operations that encroach on the traditional law enforcement role which is under police authority. The press attaché for the US Embassy, Jeanne Clark, urged the Nigerian government and the military to ensure that the right of every citizen is respected while addressing the insecurity bedeviling the nation.

Clark said: “We are pleased the Nigerian Air Force has used the A-29 Super Tucanos successfully against Boko Haram and ISIS-WA.” Bandits and terrorists, especially those in the north, will get a rude surprise soon from the federal government. The welcome development was given on Tuesday, January 4, by the minister of justice, AGF Abubakar Malami.