The Nigerian Police on Wednesday said it had acquired five additional high-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to improve surveillance operations.
This, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, said would checkmate criminal activities of different enemies of the Nigerian State causing havoc in various parts of the country.
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In a statement signed by the acting force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police boss said some pilots of the force had concluded specialised training on operations and deployment.
Baba, who was also at the scene of the attack on Tuesday, explained that it was high time to advance policing systems using technology, hence its decision to make the Nigeria Police Force technology-driven.
He said the new UAVs include an ALTI Transition, capable of covering up to 150km in a single flight with high endurance of up to 14 hours, and an Elistair Orion fixed-wing aircraft, capable of covering up to 92m altitude with high endurance of up to 50 hours, and other sensitive and forensic-based features.