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Nigerian Military Confirms Missing Airforce Fighter Jet That Bombarded Terrorists In Konduga

Nigerian Searches for Aircraft after Operation…. An Airforce Alfa Jet on a regular mission in the campaign to eliminate terrorists insurgents ravaging the North-East on Friday went missing with two crew members on board.

Search and rescue efforts are currently on to locate the whereabouts of the aircraft and crew which went missing in the North-East axis.

In a statement by the Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade states that: An Alpha Jet (NAF 466) belonging to the Nigerian Air Force is missing around Adamawa State. The aircraft, with two pilots onboard, left Yola at about 10:45am on 12 September 2014 on a routine operational mission and was expected back by 12:00 noon. Since then all efforts to establish contact with the aircraft have not yielded any positive result. Meanwhile, search and rescue effort is ongoing to establish contact with the crew.

It says an Alpha Jet (NAF 466) belonging to the Nigerian Air Force is missing around Adamawa State. The aircraft, with two pilots onboard, left Yola at about 10:45am on 12 September 2014 on a routine operational mission and was expected back by 12:00 noon. Since then all efforts to establish contact with the aircraft have not yielded any positive result. Meanwhile, search and rescue effort is ongoing to establish contact with the crew.

The missing jet was said to have been in used in the bombardments of the insurgents that led to the killing of over a 100 in Konduga,  After about three hours of fierce fighting Friday, Nigerian troops routed the Boko Haram fighting force of over a hundred terrorists.

Further to the staggering loss of men, Boko Haram also suffered extensive losses in their equipment.

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