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Missing Aircraft: Air Force Chief Visits Borno, Calls For Calm

An image taken on April 1, 2021, reveals the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, visiting Borno State after NAF Alpha-Jet misplaced contact with radar.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, on Thursday visited Borno State after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet went lacking within the north-eastern state.

Amao, who arrived within the state barely a day after the incident occurred on Wednesday night, was briefed on ongoing search and rescue efforts in reference to the lacking plane.

He appealed to NAF pilots, engineers, and technicians on the bottom to stay undeterred and resolute of their dedication to making sure that peace was returned to the North East.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, share some footage of the air chief’s go to on social media.

See the tweets under:

The CAS, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, @CAS_IOAmao, arrived Maiduguri this morning and was briefed on ongoing search and rescue efforts in reference to the lacking Alpha Jet plane. pic.twitter.com/3GtjX4lZIs

— Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet (@Ek_Gabkwet) April 1, 2021

He additionally urged pilots, engineers & technicians to stay undeterred & resolute of their dedication to making sure that peace returns to the North East.

— Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet (@Ek_Gabkwet) April 1, 2021

Before Amao’s go to to Borno, Channels Television reported that the NAF jet went lacking after it misplaced contact with radar whereas on an interdiction mission in help of floor troops combating insurgency within the state.

The mission was stated to be a part of the continuing counter-insurgency operations within the North East the place insurgents have carried out sequence of assaults, killing hundreds and displacing hundreds of thousands of civilians in over 10 years.

On February 21, the Nigerian Air Force misplaced seven of its personnel and one in every of its plane to a crash in Abuja.

Caregivers work on the scene of an accident involving a Nigerian navy plane that crashed, killing seven occupants onboard close to the airport runway in Abuja, on February 21, 2021.

The affected plane – Beechcraft KingAir B350i – crashed at Bassa village – only a few yards off the runway on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.

While en path to Minna, the Niger State capital, the crew reported an engine failure and was on its means again to the airport earlier than the plane crashed.

The late personnel had been buried on the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

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