Ojimaojo Yunus, Abuja
The Nigeria Police have acquired and deployed three high-powered Asisguard Songar armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for improved armed surveillance operations to checkmate criminal activities across the country.
Spokesperson for Nigeria Police Force, Muyiwa Adejobi, announced the acquisition and deployment of the armed drones in a statement on Wednesday.
According to him, the three newly acquired UAVs are rotary wing air crafts capable of flying up to an altitude of 1000ft with high operational endurance and capacity of firing at acquired threats and targets from reasonable distances.
He said the acquisition of the high-powered UAVs was also a further manifestation of the determination of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, to integrate the use of innovative technology in the law enforcement duties of the Nigeria Police Force.
According to Adejobi, the IGP has directed the immediate and strategic deployment of the new drones based on necessity.
He added that three more UAVs of the same specifications are still expected in the shortest possible time.