The Nigerian Air Force last night disclosed that it is still trying to locate the whereabouts of the fighter jet, which went missing about two weeks ago.
“We are still searching for the aircraft. The search team is still at work. Every information received so far has not given us a clue about its location”, the spokesman of the NAF, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said.
It would be recalled that on September 14, the Defence Headquarters, through its spokesman, Major-General Chris Olukolade, had announced that an Air Force Alpha jet involved in counter-insurgency operations in North-East Nigeria, was missing.
“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 September 12, 2014, on a routine operational mission and was expected back by 12pm. Since then, all efforts to establish contact with the aircraft have not yielded any positive result. Search-and-rescue efforts towards establishing contact with the crew are ongoing”, a statement issued by Olukolade had read.