Air Marshal Amao, who arrived inthestate 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 toNAF pilots, engineers, and technicians on the ground to remain undeterred and resolute intheir commitment to ensuring that peace was returned to the North East.
NAF Director of Public Relations 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
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-insurgencyoperations in the North East where insurgents have carried out series of attacks, killing thousands and displacing millions of civilians in over 10 years.