The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has declared one of its Alpha-Jets missing during an interdiction mission in the Boko Haram stronghold of Borno State.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
According to him, the jet lost contact with radar while supporting the ground troops in the ongoing onslaught against the insurgents.
He said: “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 whereabouts 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.”
Mr Gabkwet added that search and rescue efforts are ongoing.