The aircraft was on a mission to provide support for troops on the ground fighting Boko Haram insurgents.

The NAF spokesperson, Mr Edward Gabkwet, in a statement on Friday, revealed that the whereabouts of the two flying officers piloting the jet were unknown.

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Missing Nigerian Fighter Jet, Releases Video Of Dead Pilot

Boko Haram in a video released on Friday claimed its members shot down the jet.

According to HumAngle, the group also showed fighters carrying RPG and artillery equipment, as well as a corpse of the pilot and the aircraft’s debris.

In February, an aircraft of the Air Force crashed at the Abuja airport — with all seven personnel on board dead.

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