The Nigerian Air Power (NAF) has debunked a viral video shared by dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group which claimed duty for taking pictures down a fighter jet mid-air.
Recall, Hum Angle on Friday shared a video reportedly obtained from the dreaded group exhibiting fighters carrying RPG & artillery gear, in addition to a corpse of the pilot & the plane’s particles.
Nonetheless, regardless of photographs and photographs proven within the viral video, a press release made obtainable to newsmen by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Info, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet described the video launched by the Boko Haram fighters as mere propaganda.
The assertion dated April 2 reads: “The eye of the Nigerian Air Power (NAF) has been drawn to some movies being circulated on Social Media, in addition to media studies drawn therefrom, alleging that the NAF Alpha Jet plane, which was reported lacking in Borno State on 31 March 2021 after dropping radar contact, was shot down by terrorists.
One among such movies, specifically, started with sporadic taking pictures by a number of terrorists, together with beneath 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, whereas standing by the wreckage, claimed that that they had shot down the NAF plane.
“Though the video remains to be being completely analyzed, it’s evident that almost all elements of the video have been intentionally doctored to present the misunderstanding that the plane was shot down. As an example, the video clip failed to indicate the correlation between the sporadic taking pictures, which even from informal remark was clearly aimed toward floor targets, and the sudden mid-air plane explosion.
As well as, it’s virtually not possible for an plane to have exploded mid-air, within the method depicted within the video, and nonetheless have a superb a part of its fuselage, together with its tail, intact. Certainly, an explosive influence of that nature would have scattered the particles of the plane throughout a number of miles.
“It’s apparent that the Boko Haram Sect, in its attribute method of using false propaganda, is in search of to assert credit score for what was clearly an air accident that would have been brought on by a number of different causes; significantly at a time when the potential of the group to inflict mayhem has been considerably degraded by the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
NAF on this word admonished Nigerians to pay a deaf ear to contents of the viral video 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 businesses, to rid the North East of all terrorist components,” the assertion added.