By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it’s Alpha-Jet has lost contact with radar in Borno State, while on interdiction mission in support of ground troops.
This was revealed in a statement issued to newsmen by the Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore EDWARD GABKWET in Abuja on Thursday 1st April 2021, in Abuja.
According to him, the mission was part of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East.
Air Commodore Gabkwet said, the loss of radar contact occurred at about 5:08 pm on 31 March 2021.
The statement further said, NAF will relay details of the whereabout of the aircraft or likely cause of contact loss to the general public as soon as they become clear.
“Meanwhile, search and rescue efforts are ongoing”. He said.