Missing NAF Aircraft: Boko Haram Releases Images, Video Of It Shooting Down A Fighter Jet As It Claims Responsibility

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Boko Haram terrorists on Friday released footage showing its fighters shooting down a fighter jet mid-air.

The video also showed fighters carrying RPG & artillery equipment, as well as a corpse of the pilot & the aircraft’s debris as gathered in a report monitored by Naija News on Hum Angle Twitter page.

A ball of explosion covers a Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet. Screenshot from a propaganda video released April 4, 2021

This is coming at a time the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has declared one of its aircraft lost radar contact on Wednesday while on a mission in the Northeast.

Alpha Jet spiralling to the ground. 

It will be recalled that Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has arrived in Borno State on Thursday amidst the circumstances surrounding the missing Nigeria Air Force (NAF) fighter jet.

This online news medium had reported that the Nigerian Air Force on Friday said that the Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) that went off the radar on Wednesday may have crashed.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet made this known in a statement titled ‘Update On Missing NAF Alpha Jet Aircraft.’

According to the Air Force, the missing pilots are Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele.

NAF stated that the whereabouts of the two pilots remain unknown.

Insurgents removing aircraft component 

A Boko Haram fighter armed with a machine gun stands on the aircraft debris. 

What appears to be a 105mm artillery system.  

Fighter with an RPG-backed Boko Haram gun truck.

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