Just In: Air Force fighter jet found, pilots whereabouts unknown

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

According to reports, the location of the crash is approx 30Kms outskirt from the city of Maiduguri.

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

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

An intelligence source, who is privy to the on-going investigation on the incident, had told newsmen that bad weather could be blamed for the missing jet.

In an issued statement on Wednesday, the 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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