Missing NAF fighter Jet’s wreckage found, one pilot body not seen + PHOTO

    The wreckage of the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet that went missing last week may have been found in Bama, Borno State, an authoritative military source told THISDAY on Sunday. The source said it was found with the body of one of the pilots intact. The pilot was Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo. He, however, said the body of the other pilot, Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa, is still being searched for, explaining that troops on the ground have been asked to intensify their search. The Air Force had declared…

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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,…

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Boko Haram bombs Powerline towers, plunges Maiduguri into fresh darkness

  Details have emerged on how Boko Haram, again, plunged the hitherto commercial capital of Northeast Nigeria, Maiduguri and environs into fresh darkness barely four days after electricity supply was restored to the region. The Transmission Company of Nigeria, which gave the details in a statement to Platforms Africa, said that the insurgents have again vandalised two towers on the Damaturu-Maidugiri 330kiloVolt Transmission Line. The procurement and installation of the transmission line have earlier gulped several millions of Naira. TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said this in the…

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Over 2m Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram, Bandits – Minister

  Over two million Nigerians have been displaced by bandits and other criminals in the North-East and North- Western parts of the country. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouk, disclosed this at an interaction with State House correspondents after leading a delegation to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, on Thursday. Farouk maintained that her ministry had been using the limited resources at her disposal to cater for the needs of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the country. She said: “As at…

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Why killings, destruction by Boko Haram won’t end for now – Minister

Minister in charge of information alleges that suppliers deny country Weapons to fight Boko Haram   The Nigeria Government Monday said its efforts at fighting the Boko Haram insurgency to protect the lives of citizens of the country has suffered major setbacks as several attempts to acquire standard weapons had been frustrated by global partners. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists at the Government House in Makurdi. The minister was in Benue State for the official handing over of the North Central…

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