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NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Emergingnation(m): 8:28am On Apr 01
BREAKING: NAF fighter jet loses radar contact in Borno, whereabouts unknown


A Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet involved in the anti-terror war against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province has lost radar contact in Borno State.

NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in a statement on Thursday, said the Alpha Jet lost radar contact on Wednesday evening.

According to Wikipedia, a radar system is used at airports to detect and display the presence and position of aircraft in the terminal area and the airspace around airports. It is the main air traffic control system for the airspace around airports.

Gabkwet said though the whereabouts of the attack jet was unknown as of the time of filing this report, search and rescue efforts were ongoing.

The NAF spokesman, however, did not disclose the number of officers onboard the yet-to-be-found jet.

The statement titled, ‘Nigerian Air Force Alpha-Jet Loses Radar Contact’, read, “A Nigerian Air Force 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. The loss of radar contact occurred at about 5:08 pm on 31 March 2021.

“Details of the whereabout of the aircraft or likely cause of contact loss are still sketchy but will be relayed to the general public as soon as they become clear. Meanwhile, search and rescue efforts are ongoing.”

Speaking with The PUNCH, a former military airport commandant, Group Captain John Ojikutu (retd.), said the jet must be missing, adding that when an aircraft loses radar and communication contact for more than 30 minutes, such aircraft must be declared missing.

The PUNCH had also reported that a NAF Beechcraft KingAir B350i crashed in Abuja in February with all seven officers onboard killed.

The jet en route Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport after reporting engine failure.

https://punchng.com/breaking-naf-fighter-jet-loses-radar-contact-in-borno-whereabouts-unknown/

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by OOzz: 8:35am On Apr 01
we all know that Boko Boys have taken delivery of their new jet grin
if you know U know

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by xpressionx(m): 8:38am On Apr 01
They have parked it at Shecows hanger

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by LeeSantos(m): 8:39am On Apr 01
...jet lost in the small air space...
April Fool..

if it actually missing then no need to dress the country, Boko spoke person shekau will release a video of the new delivery from their imoorter( NIG govt.)

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by ollymooreagain: 8:42am On Apr 01
Title

The Missing Jet

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Muyiwaipere(m): 8:46am On Apr 01
Them don hijack am

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by OBALOLA55(m): 8:47am On Apr 01
cool

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Nbotee(m): 8:48am On Apr 01
BH don shoot am down...

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Conrod: 8:48am On Apr 01
Hmm, they thought they're still in orlu where they hover about unchallenged.the hunter is now the hunted.

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Amaechi2023(m): 8:52am On Apr 01
if the military keeps letting their ogas to foolishly use them as sacrifice all in the name of superior then at this junction Ill only pray they get their sense on time.
my suspicion better not be correct on this cos if what me and most nairalanders are thinking is what happened to the jet, then the entire military and it's staffs are all cowards to allow few fools to obviously sabotage their effort..

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by princechurchill(m): 8:53am On Apr 01
Anyone that is still defending this administration is worst than Hitler

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by stampedconcrete: 9:03am On Apr 01
Boko ordered it from govt. they are making delivery.

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by sweerychick(f): 9:03am On Apr 01
Boko haram have taken delivery another one

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Karemarealty288(m): 9:08am On Apr 01
Original owners have taken delivery....hook line and sinker.

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Nbotee(m): 9:09am On Apr 01
Mayb dey even jus went to do handover to BH...

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by obiekunie2: 9:23am On Apr 01
them don go give am to boko!

Normal things - just as them take give this armored for them to destroy.

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Whoube99(f): 9:40am On Apr 01
Useless entity
What's the point buying fighter jet only to be taken & handed over to boko terrorists

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Racoon(m): 9:43am On Apr 01
What happened again? Perhaps BH terrorists have shot it down. God keep the crew safe.
Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by pacino26(m): 9:55am On Apr 01
Hmm, missing jet for our small airspace. The NAF got a QRF what are they waiting for? Is it until they start live broadcast of the pilot's execution?

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Vickym1(f): 9:56am On Apr 01
Boko Haram boys has gotten a jet..
Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Subsea: 10:05am On Apr 01
Stupid APC government....Its possible they have secretly dropped the jet over to their Boko Haram base in Sambisa forest. Next they will start pretending they are not aware where the jet is and claim it is missing. Fear this APC government oooh.

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Mandela27: 10:18am On Apr 01
wonders no dey end for my country
Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by limeta(f): 10:22am On Apr 01
Hand delivered to boko haram

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Liposure: 10:54am On Apr 01
lost and found in you know where
Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by notym2chektym: 11:04am On Apr 01
probably been hijacked
Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by Nigeriabiafra82: 11:16am On Apr 01
Ok
Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by punisha: 11:23am On Apr 01
grin


Na their way...
Dem don gift boko boys easter gift.
We don wise up.
All d staged shit ain't working no more.
Una go pay one way or the other.

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Re: NAF Fighter Jet Loses Radar Contact In Borno, Whereabouts Unknown by ictjobber: 11:23am On Apr 01
Gone

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