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Boko Haram: Nigeria’s fighter jet disappears

“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-jet has lost contact with radar in Borno state, while on interdiction mission in support of ground troops.”

• April 1, 2021
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The Nigerian Air Force has declared one of its Alpha-jets missing after losing contact with radar in Borno.

This was stated in a statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.

According to NAF, the aircraft was on a mission to support ground troops.

The statement did not disclose the number of personnel on board the jet.
“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-jet has lost contact with radar in Borno state, while on interdiction mission in support of ground troops.

The mission was part of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North-east. The loss of radar contact occurred at about 5:08 pm on 31 March 2021.”

“Details of the whereabout of the aircraft or likely cause of contact loss are still sketchy but will be relayed to the general public as soon as they become clear. Meanwhile, search and rescue efforts are ongoing,” it noted.

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