Air Force Alpha jet found, fate of pilots unknown

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The missing Alpha jet of the Nigeria Air Force has reportedly been found.

The jet was said to have crashed at Abba-Jille in Konduga LGA of Borno State.

The location of the crash is approx 30Kms outskirt from the city of Maiduguri.

PR Nigeria reported that the fighter jet was seen flying around Goni Kurmiri and Njimia villages after attacking terrorist locations at the Sambisa axis.

Meanwhile, there was no official statement yet from NAF as to the fate of the pilot and co-pilot, whether they ejected safely or have been captured by insurgents, as of the time of filing this report.

The plane was reported to have lost contact with the radar on Wednesday evening, according to Air Force spokesman, Commodore Edward Gabkwet.

He said the plane lost contact with radar in Borno State, while on reconnaissance mission in support of ground troops in their efforts to rid the state of insurgency.

“The mission was part of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East.

“The loss of radar contact occurred at about 5:08 p.m. on 31 March 2021″.