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Boko Haram: Nigerian Air Force Combat Aircraft ‘Disappears’

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The Nigerian Air Force has declared one of its aircraft lost radar contact when on a mission.

In a statement on Wednesday, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the plane was “on routine mission in support of own troops at one of the Theatres of Operation in the Northern part of Nigeria”.

“Efforts are currently ongoing to locate its whereabouts. Details to follow”.

He however did not state how many people were on aboard.

Gabkwet also did not reveal whether the aircraft was lost in the North east or Northwest or even the North central part of Nigeria.

Recall that on 21 February, an Air Force plane on a mission to Minna Niger state crashed in Abuja.

All the six persons aboard the B350 aircraft died as it crash-landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22.

In other news, President Muhammadu on Tuesday afternoon, departed the shores of Nigeria for London, the United Kingdom through the Abuja International Airport.

The President departed the country in one of the jets available in the presidential fleet, Naija News understands.

Buhari is not expected back in the country until the second week in April according to an earlier statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina on Monday when he announced the president’s trip to Nigerians.

Recall that in 2017, the president spent over 150 days in the UK, treating an undisclosed ailment, while in May 2018, he returned to the UK for four days to see his doctor.