Air Force still in search of missing jet

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Despite video clips by a terror group, , claiming have shot down (NAF) Alpha-jet, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, said NAF and security agencies are vigorously looking for crash site.

The terror sect had claimed responsibility for the , but the Air Force dismissed the claim as fake.

Amao said: “From the critical analysis of all available intelligence, it was obvious that the air accident was caused by factors soon be unravelled.

“Efforts are still on, in collaboration with the Army and security agencies, find the crashed aircraft as well as the bring the matter a closure.”

The Chief of Air Staff, in a statement by the Director Public Relations and Information , Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the incident should not deter troops from the of ending insurgency in the Northeast.

He stated: “The events of the past few days involving the unfortunate crash of an Alpha-Jet aircraft should inspire and spur (NAF) , technicians and ground troops to remain resolute, unrelenting and undeterred in the fight against insurgency in the Northeast and other parts of the country.

“Despite the sad events of the past few days, now more than ever before is the time that the NAF must show strength, determination and remain undeterred and unrelenting until the entire Northeast is rid of terrorists and other criminal elements.”

He noted that, while a lot has been achieved towards degrading the capacity and capability of the insurgents, much more is needed to be done to achieve the desired level of and security in the .

words: “We must continue to work assiduously, in synergy with sister services and other security agencies, to ensure that and security of lives and are achieved.”