Missing Nigeria Air Force jet yet to be found – Official

File Photo: Nigeria Air Force Alpha Jets.... One of them declared missing. Photo Credit: http://beegeagle.files.wordpress.com via google

The Nigerian Air Force aircraft that went missing on Friday is yet to be found, an official has said.

The aircraft, an Alpha Jet (NAF 466) was involved in the counter insurgency operation against the extremist Boko Haram sect.

The military had in a statement early Sunday confirmed that the jet was missing while on a mission in Adamawa State.

The aircraft “left Yola at about 10:45a.m on 12 September 2014 on a routine operational mission and was expected back by 12:00 noon,” the spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Chris Olukolade, said.

“Since then, all efforts to establish contact with the aircraft have not yielded any positive result.”

There were, however, rumours that the jet had been found in an Adamawa community called Lala, Gombi Local Government Area, on Sunday evening, a report the Air Force says is not true.

Speaking o PREMIUM TIMES, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, Dele Alonge, said the aircraft was still missing.

Mr. Alonge, an Air Commodore, said late Sunday evening that the search and rescue team acted on the speculation, but the aircraft was not found there.

He said the search and rescue was still ongoing.

Read PREMIUM TIMES’ earlier report on the missing aircraft here.


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Does this confirm that Nigeria has no air radar coverage over the country?

    If this was a foreign aircraft flying within our airspace, would it be blind to our defenders?

    It is well beyond the noontime that we should be taking a much closer look at our defence spending, budget and need.

    What is the NASS doing if it is seriously failing its oversight duty on the executive arm of government?

  • Ahmed Bashir

    It might bw with the bokoharam faction of the Nigerian Army. They should focus thier search there.

  • redeem

    Sack dasuki– Gusau ati badey—————————there is no doubt in my mind that this a clear case of sabotage——-i have said it severally that even if u supply the armed forces 21 trillion dollars worth of arms———the story will be the same—–sadly there are still patriotic Nigerians–who have laid down their lives for the nation—in the armed forces—-in spite of the lure of lucri for them to betray their mother land—-Not those who see 9ja as their adopted nation——–Time for Jonathan to set up a special force———But will obj allow him do just that–would he not allege that jonathan is creating a special unit to kill tinubu ati buhari again———–if a fulani had been in power———he would have had a ( GO TO) in the air force—-army ati Navy—who will keep him abreast of events——–in the armed forces——that was how the al mustaphas and co were cloned————-by the buharis———-IBB————- abacha—- ——-Obj———–whom———–none knew had a secret son until Obj went wild with media coverage for what some called self inflicted wounds————————-what Jonathan has to have at the back of his mind is that———- there are many APC janjaweeds from the fulani emirate——–who owe their allegiance to boko haram——————if this boko haram war had been fought in the oil rich niger delta region the kanti bellos—— junaid—kwankasos–tambuwal—elrufais ati the sultan of sokoto—part from saint shagari- would have opened their mouths wide to insult the governors and traditional rulers from the SS——–accused them of doing nothing.–now that its their turn they have obj—–hire Mr Davis in Australia sing the song of fools—for the listening pleasure of the drug addicts in APC—————————-

  • redeem

    Where are the American and British spy plans——the drones that went searching for the Chibok girls–if these developed economies of the world cannot help us find the Chibok girls————is it our soldiers that will—-? There is no way our plane would go missing with a trace like the Malaysian plane without the USA and the Davis of APC having an idea about———the whereabout of the jet fighter————-Again——–did the armed forces not tell Nigerians that they know where the Chibok girls are– just months ago————-why have they not located them and rescued the few remaining ONES——-?——————-are our soldiers only goood at organizing coups for the fulani north——————and helping them distribute oil blocks—————and cancelling elections——-ONLY?———————-May the Almighty God continue to protect the patriotic ones working day and night to end the boko haram war——– that the fulani north imposed on the nation————all in the name wanting to Islamize———their adopted country————–AND GRAB POWER—————via their retired generals and oil thieves

    • salsa

      Your rubbish post above makes no sense at all. You’re simply a religio-tribal wannabe champion and nothing else.

  • jack meofferman

    NIGERIANS RANKED THE WILLIAM BRANHAM CHRISTIAN CHURCH BEST RELIGION IS NIGERIA FOR 2013.IT GOT 70% OF THE VOTE..MUSLIMS GOT ONLY 2% OF ALL VOTES…. JESUS WINS

  • Premium Times you guys seem to be so prompt in breaking negative news, I’m sure you have already heard about the news that some Adamawa farmers sighted a similar fligter Jet crash landing behind a mountain near Gabun, but that is defiantly not your business, you rather stick with the negative..just saying

    • Jones

      You guys supporting incompetence just can’t read. Tufia.

  • adegbola

    I hope boko has not kidnap our jet also, lol

  • Macko

    Dear editor:

    I just pray….i pray. For should that fighter plane fall intact into the hands of Boko Haram,
    Nigeria will be in huge trouble with Boko Haram thereby acquiring deadly air-force capacity.
    If that should happen – God forbid – nowhere would be off-target for Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria.
    It is better that the plane has crashed, or was shot to pieces, rather than seized with its munitions.

  • Jones

    As fighter jet get missing including its crew of trained personnel, the president’s saTAN campaign group are paid with public funds to criss cross the country with propaganda pamphlets to promote the ambition of a leader on whose watch plaque upon plaque is befalling the country.

    • redeem

      The usual silly comment—-from the national association of the tripod————name the zone in Nigeria whose revenue was used to purchase the said aircraft and train the pilot—————–every action taken by individuals in 9ja——————concerning any type of financial transaction has the money to back the said event coming from the Niger delta region of Nigeria where the president hails from—u are just a parasite————–who is not even supposed to open his or her mouth——–on National issues———For the SS——-whose brain has been ( inferiorized) by the tripod———–parasites who stole from the SS—-to enrich themselves—-have no moral right————to talk when those whose–rivers and environment——were degraded———–to keep Nigeria one—————-all the two wars Nigeria fought—to keep the country a bit stable—–were sponsored with money from the niger delta region————–not a penny came from the zones that created the wahala————————————not one kobo—- that is why u do not want my people to go———–animals

  • Jones

    Recently some crooks at the aviation ministry said they have achieved total radar coverage of the country, plus our propaganda satellite that has not served us any useful purpose. Please what happened to all these support systems that they can’t give us any clue on what happened to the missing fighter jet?

  • Chris1408

    Another sign of incompetence of the Nigerian government. It’s so shameful to call yourself a Nigerian because of the incompetence of the rogues running the country. It’s always disgraceful bad news coming out of the country. Military plane doesn’t disappear or lost. Was it flying alone? What about the other planes that flew with it? Military planes either gets shot down or crash. Whatever the case, the pilot had chance to send messages to the command or the other planes flying with it knows the situation. Baden might have just sold the jet to Boko Haram.

  • colinas

    The plane should be in one of the neighboring countries supporting Boko Haram. It might be in Chad, Mali, Niger or in Northern muslim Cameroon.

  • redeem

    The usual silly comment—-from the national association of the tripod————name the zone in Nigeria whose revenue was used to purchase the said aircraft and train the pilot—————–every action taken by individuals in 9ja——————concerning any type of financial transaction has the money to back the said event———-OR SCHEME– coming from the Niger delta region of Nigeria where the president hails from—u are just a parasite—-an onlooker—-whose regional leaders—destroyed 9ja——————-now let us separate u say Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa—–U are therefore not even supposed to open yr mouth——–on National issues———For the SS——-whose brain has been ( inferiorized) by the tripod———–parasites who stole from the SS—-to enrich themselves—–in 9ja—————– have no moral right————to talk when those whose–rivers and environment——were degraded———–to keep Nigeria one——-are in control in aso rock———all the two wars Nigeria fought—to keep the country a bit stable—–were sponsored with money from the niger delta region————–not a penny came from the zones that created the wahala————————————not one kobo—-my friends——– that is why u do not want my people to go———-quietly——-in d Niger delta——so that they can go and slug it out with themselves—-every LGA has d right to vamoose from 9ja—–what type of nonsense is this-?———–

    • redeem

      We use our oil revenue fight wars created by the fulanis to unseat an elected president—–instead of development————and those rogue still want to be presidents—–ins pite of the rubbish theyy forced 9ja into——–Cant we think for a second———-vote for the same people who created boko haram———in the fulani noerth?’—————–No punishment for the killers of kudrat ati abiola–haba malam—–9jaria———–if those whose revenue is being used to prosecute the war say they have had enough them want to go—————–u put road road blocks on their way————resource control the fulanis say no———abrogate Objs land use decree—— u say no——–the petroleum act u say no—————–now u blame the president—–4 our 54 yrs old woes——-plane get stleon–na jonathan———–u wife sleeps with Obp na jonah———u must be sick—————-in the head——–separation is the only answer to boko haram———————-else another Jonah-boko Islam will spring up again after this———the SS must wake up from their silly self induced slumber————and ask for separation————————–its their right—————enshrined in the acts of the UN—————-D RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION————–tzhose who want to have buihari repair their rail lines are free to consult with atiku–or kwankaso–ati tambuwal—————the real killers of 9ja–animals

  • Ahmed Arsenal Abubakar

    Where is the missing Alpha Jet (NAF 466) ?

    Possible occurence;
    Crashed with mountains
    Crashed land,
    Boko Haram bombed it or Boko Haram took possession of it.

    Oga Jonah, whr ar u nw? Be bold nd sack those big belly fat chiefs. They are nothing but disgrace to our Defence. How a can plane got missing since friday and almost getting 2 day 4 nothing positive came up??? Don’t we have radars??? They have shown our weakness in d air, our enemies can attack us in d air and we can’t trace them. Nyako and Adamawa ppl were right, they saw plane dropping things 2 BH but Mr. Dumbo said ” we check our radar nd found nothing”. NASS better wake up nd save 9ja from this dumbo. The truth will b bitter for the disgraced Nigerians commenting here, who were products of baby-making factory.

    • redeem

      @wahala——————Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. Not a single Malaysian blamed the presiodent of that country— The Boeing 777 had left Kuala Lumpur at 00.41 for Beijing Airport but lost contact which air traffic controllers at around 01.22am as it crossed the South China Sea. In July 2014 a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in Ukraine, near the Russian border———————–we never heard the world blame their own dumbo again for the crash————————————-aware they are not unthinking as we are in Nigeria——————where everything is blamed on those who produce the weaklth of the nation———————-for the–awoooooooooooooof loving parasites————————-

      • Ahmed Arsenal Abubakar

        Hahahahahahahah…… u just confirmed it that u re baby-making factory product, sentiments blocked ur brain. U nd dumbo Gej’s brain all flock 2geda. Was d MH planes got crashed in Malaysia??? No. Where they having insurgents like BH? No. Are d MH planes fighter jets? No. Pls, don’t drag me into ur foolishness.

  • Sanmi Falae

    Madam, perhaps also we should have a specially designated account where money seized directly and indirectly (i.e sale or auction of property criminally acquired) from criminal activities is saved. Access to and movements in the account should be accessible to the general public. For example, what happened to repatriated millions Abacha looted?