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Missing Fighter Jet: Nigerian Air Chief Visits Borno To Coordinate Search



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The Chief of the Air Workers, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has arrived in Maiduguri, Borno State, to coordinate the continuing search and rescue mission for a Nigerian Air Drive Alpha Jet which was misplaced throughout the Boko Haram fight mission within the North-East.

“The air chief arrived in Maiduguri on Thursday morning, the place he was briefed on ongoing search and rescue efforts in reference to the lacking Alpha Jet plane,” the NAF Director of Public Relations and Data, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, acknowledged in an replace. 

He urged the pilots, engineers and technicians to stay undeterred and resolute of their dedication to making sure that peace returns to the North-East.

SaharaReporters had reported that the fighter jet went lacking on Wednesday round 5pm, amidst fears that it might 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 NAF additionally in a launch confirmed the lacking Alpha Jet, noting that the main points of the whereabouts of the plane had been nonetheless sketchy.


“A NAF Alpha-Jet has misplaced contact with radar in Borno State, whereas on interdiction mission in help of floor troops. The mission was a part of the continuing counter-insurgency 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 probably explanation for contact loss are nonetheless sketchy however can be relayed to most of the people as quickly as they change into clear. In the meantime, search and rescue efforts are ongoing,” Gabkwet has acknowledged.

The Alpha Jet, a lightweight assault jet and superior jet coach plane, has performed a major function in Nigeria’s counter-insurgency marketing campaign within the North-East theatre of operation.

It was acquired by NAF in 2014 from america of America air drive.

It will likely be recalled that in February 2021, a NAF Beechcraft King Air 350i Surveillance Plane crashed in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The result of NAF’s supposed investigation into the crash has but to be made public.


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