Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu, Nigeria, has issued a warning to President Muhammadu Buhari, claiming that the fighter jets he is purchasing will be used to destroy the country.
Father Mbaka advice to President Buhari
According to Daily Post, this was said by the priest during a sermon delivered at his church on Sunday. According to Mbaka, Buhari should instead concentrate on expanding the country’ s industrial base.
In his sermon, he said that the jets the president is purchasing will be used to bring Nigeria to its knees as time goes on.
As a courtesy, the first person to meet President Buhari following the delivery of this message should inform him that all of the jets he is purchasing would be used to devastate the country.
According to him, he was instructed by God to tell the president to be careful of purchasing more jets. Instead of spending money to purchase more jets, he should begin to develop companies and businesses that will benefit the masses.
In a statement issued last week, President Muhammadu Buhari acknowledged that the air force has received additional equipment for the fight against any type of insecurity from friendly countries.
Stating that the assets will be used to speed the fight against insecurity throughout the country.
The arrival of the first set of the fighter jet
On the 22nd of July, 2021, it was announced that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has finally taken delivery of the first batch of 6 A- 29 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States.
As declared in a statement issued in Abuja by the Director of Public Relations and Information at NAF Headquarters, Edward Gabkwet, an air commodore, this is the case.
According to Mr. Gabkwet, the plane landed in Kano at approximately 12: 34 p. m. on Saturday.
Officials from the Ministry of Defence, including Minister Bashir Magashi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Faruk Yahaya, as well as Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Oladayo Amao, were among those who received the aircraft, according to him.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) announced last week that the first batch of Super Tucano aircraft would arrive in Nigeria from the United States before the end of July.
The Air Force had previously indicated that air fighters from Nigeria were already in the United States, undergoing additional training on the use and applications of the fighter planes, which would be added to the fleet of combat aircraft when they were subsequently added to the fleet of combat aircraft.
The aircraft is intended to contribute to the fight against insecurity in the country’ s northern and eastern regions, as well as other parts of the country.
He stated that an induction ceremony for the newly purchased aircraft would take place in August.
Nigeria expects to receive additional fighter jets from Pakistan in addition to the Tucano fighters.
Sadique Abubakar, a former Chief of the Air Staff, informed the Senate Committee on the Air Force in November that another batch of fighter jets from the Asian country was on the way.
The Federal Government stating that the jets have been effective in fighting terrorism
On the 10th of October, 2021, the Federal Government through the minister of information stated that the fighter jet purchased has been effective in fighting terrorism.
This news was stated by Alhaj Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, during a discussion organized by the News Agency of Nigeria.
The Minister of Defense, General Muhammadu Buhari, told the World Economic Forum in Abuja on Sunday that as of today, Nigeria has ten of the planes on the ground, and the remaining two, which he believes will be delivered within the next few weeks.
He stated that the introduction of these platforms has made a significant difference, and the dynamics of the battle have changed as a result of their introduction.
Mohammed stated that the deployment of the platforms had played a significant role in the significant advances made in the war against Boko Haram militants, who were surrendering in large numbers in the North Eastern region of the country.
Along with non- lethal tactics conducted against bandits in the North West and other problematic states, the Minister stated that the platforms have also assisted in the deterrence of criminals.
He went on to say that if these individuals surrender, it is either because they have been overpowered by the Nigerian army, they have been deprived of resources, or it has become difficult for them to carry out their evil act due to suffocation by the Army.