How Nigeria Air Force Alpha Jet fighting Boko Haram “disappeared”


Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has stormed Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, as ongoing Search and Rescue operation is unsuccessful ovet 24 hours after


Details have emerged on how a Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet in combat operation against Boko Haram “disappeared” in Borno State.

Over 24 hours after the aircraft was declared missing, there is still no trace of the Jet, which lost contact with radar while on an interdiction mission in support of ground troops.

The loss of radar contact, it was gathered, occurred at about 5pm.

The fighter jet, sources at Marte, Headquarters of Marte Local Government area of Borno state said, was seen flying around Goni Kurmiri and Njimia villages after attacking terrorist locations at the Sambisa Axis on Wednesday.

The mission was part of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East.

Some reports have also quoted that bad weather could be blamed for the missing jet.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Thursday morning over the ongoing Search and Rescue efforts over the missing Alpha Jet.

Speaking with the troops, the Air Chief urged pilots, engineers and technicians to remain undeterred and resolute in their commitment to ensuring that peace returns to the North East.

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