We have adopted new technologies to defeat Boko Haram – Buratai

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The Nigerian Army says it has adopted new technologies and application of drones in the campaign against Boko Haram.Tukur Buratai, Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists.The army chief said the applications of drones and new technologies were critical in modern warfare.

The Nigerian Army on Saturday, December 22 said it has adopted new technologies and application of drones in the campaign against Boko Haram. The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Buratai said the applications of drones and new technologies were critical in modern warfare to ensure successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign. He said the army had utilised drones in surveillance and research, adding that the process was effective in the execution of its operations against the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.

Flashback: Boeing lands jet deals with Nigeria, Saudi for $9.3 billion His words: “Now, even the uniform is technology-based, it will be tagged wherever you are; it sends signal when you are in danger, and these issues are very important. “Technology is playing important role in warfare and we are not left out; we have in place a transformation and innovation department. “The department is working on research and developments not only on basic equipment but equally more scientific and technological facilities to enable us to carry out our operations. “We are also working on deployment of drones, the Nigerian air force has been deploying drones in our operations in the northeast and they are deploying more, it has been very effective in this operation. “For surveillance, local drones are deployed and when new ones are also deployed, it will be effective and useful in the operation.” He further said the military has also deployed modern military hardware, rehabilitated office and house accommodation, clinics and executed viable projects for the improvement of personnel welfare and boost their morale. He added that the military would equally deploy modern scanning machines to check vehicular movements and enhance security on high ways.

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