Boko Haram: Pentagon Sells $593m Fighter Jets To Nigeria
The United State Government has sold to Nigeria fighter jets, including 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons worth $593 million to fight Boko Haram.
The Pentagon told the U.S. Congress that it did so, following the agreement of the former US President Barack Obama’ administration with the move.
The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency made this known, adding that the sale was initially announced on August 02, 2017.
The Super Tucano A-29, an agile, propeller-driven costs more than $10 million each and powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT 6 engine.
The Obama administration delayed the deal after incidents including the Nigerian Air Force’s bombing of a refugee camp in January that killed 90 to 170 civilians.
As required by law, on August 2, according to United Press International, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered their certification of the foreign military sale to Congress.
Nigeria government will also expect US to provide training and expertise on the use of the war planes.