Missing aircraft: Chief of Air Staff visits Borno, calls for calm




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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, on Thursday visited Borno State after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet went missing in the North-Eastern State.

Air Marshal Amao, who arrived in the state barely a day after the incident occurred on Wednesday evening, was briefed on ongoing search and rescue efforts in connection with the missing aircraft.

He appealed to NAF pilots, engineers, and technicians on the ground to remain undeterred and resolute in their commitment to ensuring that peace was returned to the North East.

NAF Director of Public and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, share some pictures of the air chief’s visit on social media.

See the tweets below:

The CAS, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, @CAS_IOAmao, arrived Maiduguri this morning and was briefed on ongoing search and rescue efforts in connection with the missing Alpha Jet aircraft. pic.twitter.com/3GtjX4lZIs

— Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet (@Ek_Gabkwet) April 1, 2021

He also urged pilots, engineers & technicians to remain undeterred & resolute in their commitment to ensuring that peace returns to the North East.

— Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet (@Ek_Gabkwet) April 1, 2021

Recalled that the NAF jet went missing after it lost contact with radar while on an interdiction mission in support of ground troops fighting insurgency in the state.

The mission was said to be part of the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the North East where insurgents have carried out series of attacks, killing thousands and displacing millions of civilians in 10 years.

Source: https://www.nationalaccordnewspaper.com/