The Nigerian Air Force, in its bid for increased self-reliance,
has successfully reconfigured 2 demilitarized Alpha Jet in its
inventory that were hitherto acquired without weapon delivery
capability. The Chief of Air Staff -Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar
was seen with NAF technicians at the reconfiguration site.
According to NAF, the 2 aircraft are among the 4 Alpha Jets bought from the United States in 2015 by the immediate past administration to enhance the operational capability of the NAF to combat Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
However, the aircraft could not be deployed to the theatre of operation before now due to the inherent weapon delivery deficiency hence its limited use for training purposes.