Missing Air Force Fighter Jet Found, Pilots Whereabouts Still Unknown

The missing Alpha jet of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reportedly been found at a crash site in Abba-Jille in Konduga LGA of Borno State.

According to a report by PMNews, the location of the crash is approx. 30Kms outskirt from the city of Maiduguri.

However, the fate of the pilot and co-pilot remains uncertain as there is no report yet on if they ejected safely or have been captured by insurgency fighters.

Recall that the Alpha-Jet had lost contact with radar at about 5pm on Wednesday while on an interdiction mission in support of ground troops.

According to an intelligence source, who is privy to the ongoing investigation on the incident, the bad weather could be blamed for the missing jet.

In a statement on Wednesday, NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the plane was “on routine mission in support of own troops at one of the Theatres of Operation in the Northern part of Nigeria”.

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