The Nigerian Air Pressure has reacted to Boko Haram terrorists’ declare that it shot down the lacking NAF 476 Alpha Jet, which earlier went lacking in Borno State.
The NAF mentioned on Saturday that the jet had an accident for a number of causes, which the navy was investigating and was not shot down as proven within the video.
The navy authorities believed it was doctored.
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The NAF Alpha Jet – a serious element of the air interdiction missions within the Boko Haram conflict – went lacking on Wednesday night with the whereabouts of the 2 pilots on board not often known as of Saturday morning.
The Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram, Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, had on Friday launched footage of it taking pictures down the lacking NAF Jet.
The Boko Haram had within the video claimed its members shot down the jet.
The group had additionally proven fighters carrying RPG and artillery tools and a corpse of the pilot and the plane’s particles.
However the NAF Director of Public Relations and Info, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, mentioned in a launch on Saturday that the video was doctored and the jet had an accident.
He mentioned, “Certainly one of such movies, particularly, started with sporadic taking pictures by a number of terrorists, together with under-aged youngsters on bikes and automobiles. It later skipped abruptly to a scene depicting an plane exploding mid-air, supposedly on account of enemy motion. One other a part of the video confirmed a terrorist who claimed that they’d shot down the NAF plane whereas standing by the wreckage.
“Though the video remains to be being totally analysed, it’s evident that the majority elements of the video have been intentionally doctored to offer a misunderstanding that the plane was shot down. It’s apparent that the Boko Haram Sect, in its attribute method of using false propaganda, is searching for to say credit score for what was an air accident that a number of different causes may have precipitated; significantly at a time when the Armed Forces of Nigeria have considerably degraded the potential of the group to inflict mayhem.
“Consequently, Nigerians are please suggested to disregard the contents of the movies making the rounds till all investigations as to how the plane crashed are accomplished. The NAF, on its half, stays resolute and can proceed to work assiduously, in synergy with sister companies and different safety companies, to rid the North East of all terrorist parts.”