A Nigerian man obviously from an Igbo extraction has reacted to the reports making the rounds on social media that bandits had shot down a Nigerian Air force Alpha Jet in Kaduna state barely 24hrs ago
The man by Onye Nkuzi took to his twitter handle to express his feelings stating that bandits who are capable of shooting down an aircraft are no longer bandits put terrorist. His tweet had so far gained popularity as Nigerians had took the popular microblogging platform to share and retweet his post.
Although the pilot of the Aircraft managed to survive the deadly attack, but more questions are being raised about the capability of “ordinary” bandits to shot down an aircraft that is as fast as an alpha jet.
It is unclear the type of weapon they fired at the aircraft but from my knowledge, an ordinary rocket launcher or rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) can never match the speed of a fighter jet. So the next question people are asking on social is how are these bandits getting sophisticated weapons?
Onye Nkuzi believes that the bandits have taken the war to another level by shooting down an Alpha jet and unsurprisingly many people in the comment section agreed with him that bandits should be declared terrorists since they are now armed to the extent of crashing a military jet.
People were relieved to hear the news that the pilot that manned the aircraft is alive but more questions are being raised about the capability of “ordinary “bandits to shot down an aircraft that is as fast as an alpha jet.