Boko Haram Terrorists Claim Responsibility for NAF Jet Disappearance 


Boko Haram terrorists have claimed that they shot down a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet that disappeared from the sky earlier this week. 

The terrorist group in a video it released on Friday shows a militant standing on what it claims are the wreckage of the jet.

It also shows the Nigerian flag and number NAF 475 on its fuselage.

The Alpha light attack jet was on a mission to support troops fighting terrorists in Borno state when it lost radar contact on Wednesday, the Nigerian Air Force said.

NAF in a statement by its spokesperson, Edward Gabkwet on Friday said the jet may have crashed adding that search and rescue operations were ongoing. 

Gabkwet said the whereabouts of the two flying officers piloting the jet were unknown. 

“Search and rescue efforts are still ongoing by NAF surveillance aircraft as well as NAF Special Forces and Nigerian Army troops on ground,” its statement said.

“At this point, the NAF is not ruling out anything regarding the incident. It however remains hopeful that the crew would soon be found and rescued,” he said. 


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