Tracy Chapele, the sister of Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele, has expressed sorrow over the unknown fate of her brother, who is one of the pilots on the missing Alpha Jet aircraft (NAF475) belonging to the Nigerian Air Force.
The lamentation of Tracy, a sports journalist, comes after the terrorist group, Boko Haram, claimed in a video on Friday to have shot down the jet, which has been reported missing since Wednesday.
The fighter jet, which also had Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa on board, was on a mission to support troops fighting militants in Borno State when it lost radar contact on Wednesday, according to a statement by the air force on Wednesday.
Bemoaning the apparent tragedy, Tracy in a Twitter post on Saturday claimed that the current missing jet scenario shows that “Nigeria will kill you eventually”.
She said her brother had always dreamt of being an airman since he was nine years old, lamenting that he may have died while serving his country.
Using a black-coloured heart emoji. she prayed for the repose of her brother, nothing that Boko Haram has done its worst to her family.
Nigeria will kill you eventually.
So that’s how my baby brother just died. Serving his country.
Since he was 9 that’s all he ever wanted to do. And he did.
Thought we’d have you for a long time but alas,Boko Haram no go let us hear word.
RIP Flight Lieutenant Chapele🖤
— Tracy Chapele (@OfficialSuo) April 3, 2021
The air force has, however, dismissed the claims of Boko Haram, describing the video as “fake”.