New Delhi: Nigerian Air Power (NAF) has refuted the claims of jihadist group Boko Haram that had launched a video on Friday saying it shot down the air power fighter jet.
Nigerian authorities had earlier said that an air power fighter jet lately misplaced contact in Borno state whereas on a mission to assist floor troops.
Jihadist terrorist organisation Boko Haram had launched a video whereby a aircraft appeared to have exploded midair. It additionally confirmed the stays of a person who was claimed to be the pilot of the aircraft as mentioned by a Boko Haram member.
Nigerian Air Power launched an announcement on Fb the place it debunked the claims of the video.
NAF addressed the matter of a number of movies being shared concerning the aircraft whereas writing: “One in every of such movies, specifically, started with sporadic taking pictures by a number of terrorists, together with underaged youngsters on bikes and autos. It later skipped abruptly to a scene depicting an plane exploding mid-air, supposedly on account of enemy motion. One other a part of the video confirmed a terrorist, who, whereas standing by the wreckage, claimed that they’d shot down the NAF plane”.
“Though the video remains to be being totally analysed, it’s evident that the majority components of the video had been intentionally doctored to offer a misunderstanding that the plane was shot down. For example, the video clip failed to indicate the correlation between the sporadic taking pictures, which even from informal commentary was clearly aimed toward floor targets, and the sudden mid-air plane explosion,” the assertion learn.
“As well as, it’s virtually inconceivable for an plane to have exploded mid-air, within the method depicted within the video, and nonetheless have a very good a part of its fuselage, together with its tail, intact. Certainly, an explosive affect of that nature would have scattered the particles of the plane throughout a number of miles,” it added.
NAF additional said that Boko Haram Sect, in a attribute method of using false propaganda, was making an attempt to assert credit score for an “clearly air accident” that would have been attributable to a number of different causes.
Nigerians have been suggested to disregard the contents of the movies circulating till all investigations over how the plane crashed are accomplished.