The Nigerian Air Power has dismissed claims by Boko Haram that it shot down the lacking Alpha jet – NAF 475.
The plane went off the radar on Wednesday throughout an operation across the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
NAF Director of Public Relations, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet stated the footage in circulation might be from a earlier incident.
Gabkwet, in an announcement on Friday, pressured that there was nothing to show that the plane belonged to NAF.
The spokesman famous that the luxurious vegetation within the video suggests it was not within the Northeast.
“Till we get all these particulars straightened out, we aren’t going to enter hypothesis.
“Except they did one thing and they’re releasing the clips little by little, we’re ready,” he stated.
Gabkwet added that the pilots have households and the army would solely go to their household with “concrete proof”.
The video Boko Haram launched confirmed an rebel standing on the wreckage of an plane.
It confirmed the Nigerian flag and quantity NAF 475 on its fuselage. A charred corpse in army uniform is seen.
“That is the pilot of your plane, whom you despatched to hurt the servant of god,” the militant stated.
“That is what god did to him. He fell from the sky, and if you don’t repent, this will likely be your reward.”
Lacking jet: Nigerian Air Power responds to Boko Haram’s declare, video