Boko Haram claims responsibility for missing Nigerian fighter jet, releases video of dead pilots, aircraft wreckage




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

The jet had Wednesday evening lost contact with radar in Borno state.

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

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

Boko Haram in a video released Friday claimed its members shot down the 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 board dead.

The Alpha jet Boko Haram claimed to have brought down