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Military jet crashes in Zamfara

Military jet crash

A Nigerian alpha jet aircraft, used for attacks against armed men, has crashed in Zamfara State, while “under intense enemy fire.”

The Nigerian Air Force confirmed the crash in a Monday statement, saying there was no casualty as the pilot escaped enemy fire.

The crash happened on Sunday at about 12:45 p.m., air force spokesperson, Edward Gabkwet, said in a statement.

“On 18 July 2021, at about 12.45 pm, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft, returning from a successful air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna State, came under intense enemy fire which led to its crash in Zamfara State,” the official said.

The latest incident makes it at least four air crashes involving Nigerian military planes in the last seven months.

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