Defence Headquarter Confirms Abusidiqu Report, Declares Airforce Alpha Jet Missing
The Nigerian Army has confirmed the report by Abusidiqu that the only fighter jet used in the successful battle against the Boko Haram sect in Konduga on Friday has gone missing.
The report dated Saturday, September 13 stated how the Airforce Alpha jet which was on its way back to Yola after successfully carrying out its assignment against the Boko Haram insurgents went out of radar.
At the risk of been labelled, we decided to break the news knowing fully well that the war against Boko Haram has been lost in the last five years owing majorly to the lies of top military officials. If they had denied it as was the case in the past, we would have been on the defensive.
But the DHQ gracefully confirmed the report in an unsigned statement on the website of the Defence and a press statement later issued by its spokesman, General Chris Olukolade.
We are determined do our utmost duty to keep our readers informed irrespective of the views from the official qaurters so as to continuously challenge the government to live up to its responsibilities.
The DHQ’s statement reads:
“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 12 September 2014 on a routine operational mission and was expected back by 12:00 noon. Since then all efforts to establish contact with the aircraft have not yielded any positive result. Meanwhile, search and rescue effort is ongoing to establish contact with the crew.”
“In view of the foregoing, you are please requested to disseminate this information through your news medium for the awareness of the general public.”
“Thank you for your usual cooperation.”
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