By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja
The Nigerian Air Force has pushed apart reports from one among the nationwide dailies that the wreckage of the missing NAF Alpha Jet has been repeat in Bama, Borno Scream.
The Director of Public Relatives and Files Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in an announcement, described the publication as unhappy and misleading.
Per the assertion: “The distinction of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to an on-line publication by a nationwide day-to-day of 5 April 2021 on the unhappy fracture gripping the NAF Alpha Jet aircraft earlier reported missing.
“The yarn, with the caption: “Wreckage of Missing NAF Alpha Jet 475 Show cloak in Bama,” claimed the missing aircraft as neatly because the physique of one among the missing pilots were chanced on.
The yarn, which quoted “an authoritative navy source” changed into no longer simplest misleading nonetheless fully at variance with identified ethos of the Journalism occupation because the Medium by no manner made effort to contact the NAF to verify the memoir outdated to the acknowledged publication”.
It added: “From the day control lost radar contact with the aircraft on 31 March 2021, the NAF as a legitimate combating power has been conserving participants of the final public abreast and updated on the missing aircraft and combined efforts of the NAF and Nigerian Navy(NA) search and rescue group to to find the crashed aircraft.
“It is therefore sad and disheartening that such an unverified memoir will be printed with none effort to substantiate its veracity from the NAF.
“It is just not any longer in dispute that the media because the watchdog of the society enjoy the staunch to constantly uncover the final public. It will nonetheless be performed within the acceptable dictates of the noble journalism occupation.
“Whereas search and rescue efforts are being sustained unless the wreckage of the aircraft is chanced on, the NAF desires to reassure the fashioned public that it will likely be instantaneous of any update as regards the missing aircraft.”