Air Force plane crash: Time to audit the Nigerian Air Force fleet
By Guardian Exclusive
26 May 2021 | 5:17 pm
It is not the best of times for the Nigerian Armed Forces as the loss of its best hands and equipment is fast becoming unbearable as the country continues its war against insurgents and insecurity. And as we mourn the last victims, one of the questions on the mind of many Nigerian's remains; Why have two American-made Beechcraft Kingair 350 crashed just two months apart from each other? Is it really time to audit the Nigerian Air Force fleet?
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