It has been over 24 hours since a fighter jet was declared missing by the Nigerian Air Force, and now NAF has revealed its wildest fears may have been conformed.
In a statement by the Spokesman of the force, Edward Gabkwet, the whereabouts of the flying officers in charge of the jet as at the time it was missing, remains to be known.
Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) went off radar with 2 crew members on board on 31 March 2021 and there are chances it might have crashed.
The cause of the crash is not know either. The missing pilots are Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele.
Extensive search and rescue efforts are still ongoing by NAF surveillance aircraft as well as NAF Special Forces and Nigerian Army troops on ground.
Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff, Oladayo Amao has visited the Air Force base in Maiduguri forna real tine assesment and to encouraged officers to stay hopeful and diligent at work, as search operations for the aircraft and officers continue.