A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet had on Wednesday evening crash-landed at the premises of Ummaru Musa ‘Yar’adua International Airport, Katsina State.
This was further confirmed by the Air force in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the statement signed by NAF’s spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the incident happened as the aircraft was returning from an operation against bandits in Katsina.
Daramola, said that details of the cause of the incident, which occurred at the Katsina Airport at about 3.30pm, were still scanty.
According to the statement, no life was lost and that the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, immediately directed the constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident.
Some of the residents living close to the airport interviewed by Katsina Post said that they heard the sound of multiple explosion from the airport and later saw thick smoke going up.