A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet crashed in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State, on Friday. The two pilots on board ejected safely.
Details about the incident are still sketchy, but a military source said the jet was on a routine training exercise when it crashed. The cause of the crash is not yet known.
The source said the two pilots, who have not been named, ejected from the jet before it crashed and were not injured. They were taken to a nearby military hospital for a check-up.
The NAF has not yet released a statement about the crash.
This is not the first time a NAF aircraft has crashed in recent years. In 2015, a NAF helicopter crashed in Borno State, killing all seven people on board.
The NAF has been plagued by a number of problems in recent years, including corruption, poor maintenance, and a lack of training. These problems have led to a number of accidents, including the crash in Makurdi.
The NAF has said that it is committed to improving safety and preventing future accidents. However, it remains to be seen whether the NAF will be able to overcome its challenges and improve its safety record.