Saturday, April 3, 2021

Crashed NAF Jet: Boko Haram claims responsibility

JAMA’ATU Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, a faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group led by Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility for downing of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha fighter jet, which crashed on Thursday evening in Konduga Local Council of Borno State.

The Guardian

The jet marked NAF 475, crashed 30 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the state capital, with two pilots, Flight Lieutenants John Abolarinwa and Ebiakpo Chapele.

While claiming responsibility for the crash, the terrorist group, yesterday, released a footage published by HumAngle, showing its members shooting down the aircraft. In the video, the group also showed fighters carrying an RPG and artillery equipment, as well as a body and the aircraft’s debris.

But in a swift reaction, Director of Public Relations of NAF, Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the viral video could be clips from a previous incident, insisting that the video is fraught with inconsistencies, which established that it was fake, adding that the lush vegetation in one of the clips suggest that it was not in the Northeast.

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