A Nigerian Air Pressure Alpha-Jet has gone lacking throughout an air interdiction mission in battle with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State within the North-East.
Reporters learnt that the fighter jet went lacking on Wednesday round 5pm, amidst fears that it may need been captured or shot down by the Boko Haram terrorists who are actually being aided by a extra lethal faction, the Islamic State West African Province fighters.
The Nigerian Air Pressure in a launch confirmed the lacking Alpha Jet, noting that the small print of the whereabouts of the plane had been nonetheless sketchy.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, The NAF Director of Public Relations and Info mentioned, “A NAF Alpha-Jet has misplaced contact with radar in Borno State, whereas on interdiction mission in assist of floor troops.
The mission was a part of the continuing counterinsurgency operations within the North East.
The lack of radar contact occurred at about 5:08 pm on 31 March 2021.
“Particulars of the whereabouts of the plane or possible reason for contact loss are nonetheless sketchy however might be relayed to most people as quickly as they develop into clear. In the meantime, search and rescue efforts are ongoing.”