BREAKING: Military jet fighter crashes in Abuja

September 28th, 2018

A fighter jet belonging to the Nigerian Airforce has been reported to have crashed in Mpape, a rocky suburb of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

An eyewitness told The ICIR that the fighter jet which was among several others that have been hovering around Abuja since Monday in what many believed to be a military drill of the facilities.

He said that residents suddenly saw balls of smoke billowing from an inaccessible part of Mpape after they saw the jet nose diving.

The crash, the Eyewitness said, occurred on top of a rock behind AA Rano filling station along Kubwa express road.

He, however, could not state the number of casualties but added that bodies believed to be those of the occupants of the crashed fighter jet were evacuated by an Airforce ambulance.

Another report revealed that two jet fighters collided during the test flight.

Unconfirmed reports say two other jets might have also crashed at two different locations− at Nicon junction where there were heavy smoke and presence of firefighters and military personnel.

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