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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday denied report another of its Alpha jet crashed in Kaduna.

Reports emerged on Sunday evening a jet that left the NAF Base in Yola, the Adamawa State Capital for an anti-banditry operation crashed in a village in Kaduna.

It was also reported rescue parties have been dispatched to search for crew members, including the pilot.

But the NAF denied any of its jets crashed in Kaduna.

NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the headquarters had not received any operational report of crash of its aircraft and that no alpha jet left Yola for Kaduna.

The development comes two months after an air crash occurred in Kaduna, which led to the death of Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff and 10 other officers in Kaduna.

On April 2, another Alpha jet crashed in Borno during an operation while there was the Minna-bound Beechcraft KingAir350i crash of March 21, that killed all seven people onboard.

According to reports, there have been 11 military plane crashes in Nigerian since 2015 that killed no fewer than 33 officers.

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