Boko Haram Releases Video Showing Downing Of Nigerian Jet, Govt Appoints Minister Of Loneliness

Boko Haram releases video showing the downing of NAF fighter jet

 

The Boko Haram sect has taken responsibility for the Nigerian Air Force’s missing plane (NAF).

On Wednesday evening, a jet fighting the sect in Borno State lost contact with radar.

The names of the pilots had been revealed by NAF spokesperson Edward Gabkwet, but their whereabouts remained unknown.

Boko Haram, on the other hand, released a video of the damaged jet on Friday.

The video, which credible sources released to Daily Trust, showed the corpse of one of the dead pilots.

Boko Haram fighters were seen moving along a dusty road, in gun trucks, and on motorcycles in the seven-minute-and-thirty-second video.

The plane exploded in the air before crashing, according to the video.

Towards the end of the footage, a masked insurgent climbed the wreckage of the aircraft and pointed his gun into the sky.

Source – Daily Trust

 

Govt Appoints Minister Of Loneliness Following Suicide Rates Increase

As the country grapples with increasing suicide rates, Japan has named a Minister of loneliness in an attempt to alleviate loneliness and social alienation among its people.

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According to The Japan Times, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga founded the position in early February, following in the footsteps of the United Kingdom, which did so in 2018.

Tetsushi Sakamoto will take on the role, the Times reported, while also handling the country’s falling birth rates and regional economies.

According to the New York Times, the National Police Agency announced that 20,919 people committed suicide in 2020, up 750 from the previous year and the first rise in suicides in 11 years. The increase is most notable among women and young people, according to the outlet.

 

Source – NaijaNews

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