On Saturday, Nigerian Army revealed that it has evolved new technologies and application of drones in the campaign against Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has made this known while fielding questions at a dinner and media interactive session organized for editors and defence correspondents in Maiduguri, NAN reports.
Buratai said: “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.”