Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force, has confirmed that the missing Air Force fighter jet has crashed, Njenje Media News reports.
According to Gabkwet, the whereabouts of the 2 pilots are unknown but noted that extensive search and rescue efforts are still ongoing by the air Force surveillance aircraft as well and Special Forces as well as Nigerian Army troops on the ground.
The alpha jet (NAF475) had gone missing on Wednesday at 5:08 pm with two crew members after it lost radar contact.
The pilot’s names have been revealed as Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele.
Unverified reports say the missing Alpha jet crashed at Abba-Jille in Konduga Local Council of Borno State.