The Nigerian Air Force has refuted claims about what it calls a propaganda video of boko haram claiming to have shot down the now confirmed crashed NAF 475 Alpha jet.
In a press released issued in the early hours of saturday April 3, 2021 by the NAF Directorate of Public relations and information, One of such videos allegedly released by the sect began with sporadic shooting by several terrorists and later skipped abruptly to a scene depicting an aircraft exploding mid-air, supposedly as a result of enemy action.
it is almost impossible for an aircraft to have exploded mid-air, in the manner depicted in the video, and still have a good part of its fuselage, including its tail, intact. Indeed, an explosive impact of that nature would have scattered the debris of the aircraft across several miles.
Consequently, Nigerians are please advised to ignore the contents of the videos making the rounds on social media until all investigations as to how the aircraft crashed are completed. The NAF, on its part, remains resolute and will continue to work in synergy with sister Services and other security agencies, to rid the North East of all terrorist elements.