Nigerian Air Force alpha-jet goes missing in Borno

Nigerian Air Force alpha-jet

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A Nigerian Air Force Alpha-Jet supporting ground troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in northeast Borno has lost contact with radar.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet who disclosed this in a statement Thursday, said the mission was part of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East.

According to him, the loss of radar contact occurred at about 5:08 pm on 31 March 2021.

“Details of the whereabout of the aircraft or likely cause of contact loss are still sketchy but will be relayed to the general public as soon as they become clear. Meanwhile, search and rescue efforts are ongoing.

This incident comes a month after a Nigerian Air Force alpha-jet aircraft crashed at the Abuja Airport — killing all seven personnel on board.

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