Another Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet has reportedly crashed in Kaduna this morning barely two months after one of its jets also crashed in Kaduna, killing the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers, including all crew members.
Daily Post reports that the location of the crash is believed to be around Kaduna State once again.
“The fighter jet left Yola, the Adamawa capital, this morning, July 18, on a mission to clear bandits” when the incident occurred, the report added.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabwet, was yet to speak on the incident as at the time of filing this report, but a highly reliable source told this reporter: “I can tell you authoritatively that a NAF Alfa Jet has crashed in Kaduna. The Jet left Yola for anti banditry operations in Kaduna.
“As we speak, we don’t know the state of the crew on board but a search team has left for the crash site. The Air Force base around Yola is now in a mourning mood as this crash is becoming too much for the NAF, the authorities need to do something even if it means going spiritual because this is not ordinary.”
But reacting to the reports, Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabwet, said “No crash in Kaduna. No aircraft left Yola for Kaduna….. I am making contact and awaiting information from other locations. Thanks.”