By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has slammed claims by Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, that it downed its missing Alpha jet – NAF 475.
This was contained in a statement on Friday by NAF Director of Public Relations, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, who said the footage in circulation could be from an earlier crash, adding that there was no proof the aircraft was NAF’s as the fresh vegetation in the video suggests it was not in the Northeast.
“Until we get all these details straightened out, we are not going to go into speculation.
“Unless they did something and they are releasing the clips bit by bit, we are waiting,” he said.
Agenda Watchdog recalls that the NAF’s aircraft went off the radar on Wednesday during an operation around the Sambisa Forest in Borno State. Boko Haram had released a video showing one of its operatives standing on the wreckage of an aircraft with the Nigerian flag and number NAF 475 on its fuselage.