BREAKING: Boko Haram claims responsibility for missing Nigerian Alpha fighter jet
The dreaded faction of Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram, Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, has released a footage of it shooting down the missing Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet Aircraft.
Recall that the Alpha jet had on Wednesday evening lost contact with radar in Borno state while on a routine mission
The aircraft was on a mission to provide support for troops on the ground fighting Boko Haram insurgents.
Edward Gabkwet, the NAF spokesperson, in a statement on Friday, said the whereabouts of the two flying officers piloting the jet were unknown.
However, Bokoharam in a video released on Friday claimed its fighters shot down the alpha jet.
According to HumAngle, the group also showed fighters carrying RPG and artillery equipment, as well as a corpse of the pilot and the aircraft’s debris.
In February, an aircraft of the Air Force crashed at the Abuja airport — with all seven personnel on board dead
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