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Nigeria’s insecurity: Police acquire more high-powered unmanned aerial vehicles

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) acquired five additional high-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

The equipment will improve surveillance operations to checkmate criminal activities in the country.

A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi reiterated Inspector-General Usman Baba’s technology-driven policing.

The spokesman said the acquisition will integrate the use of innovative technology in law enforcement, enhance intelligence gathering and operational capabilities.

The drones will assist the Police in monitoring active crime scenes, coordinating response operations, and providing aerial support to responding officers”, he said.

The 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.

They can cover up to 92m altitude with high endurance of up to 50 hours and other sensitive and forensic-based features.

The drones will be remotely operated by pilots from the Police Airwing who have undergone specialized training from Engineers of Elistair company.

Baba has directed the immediate and strategic deployment of the UAVs to areas prone to high-security breaches.

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