The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, today in Abuja stated that before the week runs out, the missing Nigerian Air Force Alpha fighter jet, which went missing after a military operation in Konduga, Borno State, last Friday, will be recovered.
Amosun stated that there was an idea of where the missing jet could be.
He made the disclosure after a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan and his vice, Namadi Sambo, in Abuja.
On the pilots of the missing jet, Amosun said he was optimistic that the pilots might still be alive.
While acknowledging the difficulty in determining the location of the jet, marked NAF 466, more than 72 hours after, he said that the pilots had an ejection which could guarantee their safety.
He maintained that the Air Force was in full control of the nation’s air space, therefore dismissing insinuations of possible sabotage.
“Sabotage? No, because it is a distance of just from Maiduguri to Yola. We are in full control of the air space. But don’t forget that when you lose radio signal, it becomes very challenging. There are so many possibilities but we are working on it,” he said.
It would be recalled that local farmers in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, allegedly claimed yesterday that they saw a low-flying aircraft that might have crashed at a place near Gabun, a mountainous village in the local council.