Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, the Chief of Air Staff, has landed in Borno State as efforts are intensified to locate a Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet, which was reported missing on Wednesday.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Air Force, announced Amao’s arrival in a statement on Thursday.
The missing jet was involved in the anti-terror war against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province when it lost radar contact in Borno State.
The CAS “arrived Maiduguri this morning and was briefed on ongoing search and rescue efforts in connection with the missing Alpha Jet aircraft”, the statement read.
Gabkwet said Amao “urged pilots, engineers and technicians to remain undeterred and resolute in their commitment to ensuring that peace returns to the North East”.
The NAF spokesman, however, did not disclose the number of officers on board the yet-to-be-found jet.