Boko Haram releases video claiming it downed Nigerian fighter jet

A Boko Haram faction has claimed responsibility for the downing of a Nigerian fighter aircraft.

HumAngle reports that the group released footage to back their claims.

The video showed fighters carrying RPGs, artillery equipment, corpse of the pilot and the aircraft’s debris.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet was deployed for an operation against the Boko Haram sect.

On Wednesday, the military confirmed it went off radar. No traces have been found since.

The fighter aircraft lost contact with base at about 5pm, same day, while on an interdiction mission in support of ground troops.

Local saw the jet fly around Goni Kurmiri and Njimia villages after attacking terrorist locations around the Sambisa Forest.

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