A spokesman advised CNN the plane was on surveillance operations in Niger State as a part of efforts to rescue a minimum of 42 schoolchildren and workers members taken by gunmen from the Government Science School Kagara final Wednesday. One scholar died through the assault.
Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola advised CNN on Monday afternoon that the air drive had donated the army aircraft to a joint process drive coordinating the rescue operation in Kagara.
“The rescue effort is being coordinated by a multi-agency team… the crashed aircraft was part of the air force’s contribution to the rescue mission,” he added.
Daramola advised CNN that the airforce would proceed to assist the rescue operation.
He added that every one households of the personnel have been knowledgeable, and an investigation launched.
The ongoing rescue efforts adopted a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the armed forces and police to make sure all captives are rescued.