The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has said that its Alpha-Jet has lost contact with radar in Borno State, while on interdiction mission in support of ground troops.
The mission was part of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East.
Director of NAF Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Gabkwet said the loss of radar contact occurred on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 at about 5:08 pm
According to him, details of the whereabout of the aircraft or the likely cause of contact loss was yet to be ascertained.
But the NAF spokesman said it will be relayed to the general public as soon as they become clear.
He noted that, search and rescue operation is ongoing.