Nigeria—Bandits Shoot Down Alpha Jet In NW

Premium Times | 07/21/2021

Bandits have shot down an air force light attack aircraft in northwestern Nigeria, reports the Premium Times (Abuja). On Sunday, the Alpha Jet was returning from a strike mission against armed groups on the border of the Zamfara and Kaduna states when it came under heavy fire and crashed in Zamfara state, the air force said on Monday. The pilot ejected, eluded bandits on the ground and found shelter in a nearby settlement, where he waited for dark. Using his phone for navigation, the...

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