Parts Of Airplane Suspected To Be Missing Alpha Jet Found In River Benue

Parts of an aircraft suspected to be the missing Nigeria Air force fighter jet which got missing during routine operations in Northern parts of Adamawa State bedeviled by insurgency on September 12, 2014, were seen in River Benue by fishermen.

The discovery of the aircraft was made by local fishermen at Kwa Ine Village of Demsa Local Government of Adamawa State about 50kilometers from Yola, the state capital.

A fisherman in the are, Audu Vrati, said the discovered airplane parts may belong to the missing Alpha Jet because at the time it crashed, the level of water in the river was high occasioned by the rainy season and the fishermen were only able to see it now because the volume of water had receded.

The whereabouts of the missing Alpha Jet have become a subject of conjectures following the inability of Nigeria Air Force to tell Nigerians what actually happened to the jet fighter which elicited heated debate in the country.

Boko Haram insurgents later claimed shooting the aircraft in a video in which they allegedly slaughtered one of the pilots of the missing Alpha Jets.

Vrati said that security operatives had already cordoned off the place and were preventing people from visiting the scene.

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