A Nigerian Air Force Alpha jet involved in operations in North-east Nigeria has been declared missing by the Defence Headquarters.
“An Alpha Jet (NAF 466) belonging to the Nigerian Air Force is missing around Adamawa State,” a statement issued Sunday by Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade.
“The aircraft, with two pilots onboard, left Yola at about 10:45am on September 12, 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. Search-and-rescue efforts towards establishing contact with the crew are ongoing," Olukolade added.