Boko Haram releases video of dead pilot of missing Air Force fighter jet, claims responsibility

Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram, has released a footage of it shooting down the missing Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet Aircraft.

The aircraft was on a mission to provide support for troops on the ground fighting the Boko Haram insurgents before it lost contact with radar in Borno state on Wednesday evening.

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Edward Gabkwet, the NAF spokesperson, in a statement on Friday, said the whereabouts of the two flying officers piloting the jet were unknown.

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Boko Haram releases video of dead pilot of missing Air Force fighter jet, claims responsibility

Boko Haram in a video released on Friday claimed its members shot down the jet.

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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.

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