BREAKING: We Are Responsible For Missing Nigerian Fighter Jet – Boko Haram Claims
We Are Responsible For Missing Nigerian Fighter Jet – Boko Haram Claims. It is very unfortunate that Boko Haram in a video released on Friday claimed its members shot down the jet. We are responsible for missing Nigerian fighter jet, the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram, Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, has released a footage of it shooting down the missing Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet Aircraft.
Nigerian Alpha Jet Goes Missing During Boko Haram Operation
The aircraft was on a mission to provide support for troops on the ground fighting Boko Haram insurgents.
Edward Gabkwet, the NAF spokesperson, in a statement on Friday, said the whereabouts of the two flying officers piloting the jet were unknown.
Boko Haram in a video released on Friday claimed its members shot down the jet. According to HumAngle, the group also showed fighters carrying RPG and artillery equipment, as well as a corpse of the pilot and the aircraft’s debris. In February, an aircraft of the Air Force crashed at the Abuja airport — with all seven personnel on board dead.