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BREAKING: Boko Haram claims responsibility for missing Nigerian Alpha fighter jet

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

Photo credit: HumAngle

Recall that the Alpha jet had on Wednesday evening lost contact with radar in Borno state while on a routine mission

The aircraft was on a mission to provide support for troops on the ground fighting Boko Haram insurgents.

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

However, Bokoharam in a video released on Friday claimed its fighters shot down the alpha jet.

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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