Boko Haram terroists have claimed reponsibility of the casualty on the Nigerian Air Force Alpha jet (NAF475).
The aircraft got missing at about 5:08 pm on Wednesday while on combat operation in Borno state, the epic-centres of the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Nigerian Air Force in a statement by its spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said on Friday that the air craft “might have crashed.”
He said intelligence report gathered by the NAF indicates that the warplane that went off the radar with two crew members, Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele, onboard.
Gabkwet said the cause of the crash was still unknown.
However, Boko Haram on Friday released a footage of it shooting down a fighter jet mid-air.
The video also showed fighters carrying RPG and artillery equipment, as well as an alleged corpse of the pilot and the aircraft’s debris.
The insurgent group had in December claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of school boys of Government Secondary School Kankara, Katsina state, which turned out to be false.