- Governor Babagana Zulum has made moves to further tackle Boko Haram in Borno state
- The donation of 100 motorbikes has been approved by Governor Zulum for remote Army operations
- The Borno governor who made the disclosure at a ceremony in Maiduguri ordered that the motorcycles be provided immediately
In a bid to assist the fight against Boko Haram in Borno state, Governor Babagana Zulum has approved 100 motorcycles for the Nigerian Army’s remote operations.
He made the announcement at a brief ceremony attended by Operation Lafiya Dole commanding officers in Maiduguri.
The governor directed Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan, the state attorney general and commissioner of justice to immediately provide the motorcycles, Daily Trust reports.
According to Zulum, the motorcycles would be used by the soldiers to chase insurgents who also make use of similar vehicles to escape through remote areas and where vehicles cannot easily access.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Army released a new list of 86 suspects wanted in connection with Boko Haram terrorist activities in the northeastern part of the country.
The new list of the wanted insurgents was released on Wednesday, November 11, by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai.
The Army chief spoke about the list during the flag-off of operationalisation of Civilian JTF into military Super Camps at Chabbal near Maiduguri, Borno state.
In a related development, Nigeria is now among the very few nations of the world that uses WingLoong II Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) in the fight against terrorism.
The UCAV, according to the spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, can remain airborne for about 31 hours in internal security reconnaissance (ISR) mode and 26 hours in an offensive role.
Six more UCAV are expected in the country by 2021.
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