Nigeria Air Force Alpha-Jet (Fighter) has Reportedly Missing during a Battle with Boko Haram
NewsReport Nigeria April 1, 2021
Nigerian Air Force Alpha-Jet (Fighter) has reportedly gone missing during a battle with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.
NewsReport Nigeria gathered that the fighter jet went missing on Wednesday evening.
This on-line news information confirmed in a release by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.
The press release states that the main points concerning the whereabouts of the jet have been nonetheless sketchy.
The assertion titled, ‘Nigerian Air Force Alpha-Jet Loses Radar Contact’, learn, “A Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet has misplaced contact with radar in Borno State, whereas on interdiction mission in help of floor troops. The mission was a part of the continuing counterinsurgency operations within the North East. The loss of radar contact occurred at about 5:08 pm on 31 March 2021.
“Particulars of the whereabout of the plane or doubtless reason behind contact loss are nonetheless sketchy however might be relayed to most of the people as quickly as they grow to be clear. In the meantime, search and rescue efforts are ongoing.”
Talking with newsmen, a former military airport commandant, Group Captain John Ojikutu (retd.), stated the jet have to be lacking, including that when an plane loses radar and communication contact for greater than half-hour, such plane have to be declared lacking.