The 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Akure has disclosed it assaulted no less than 18 camps of suspected kidnappers over the most recent one month with the assistance of its recently obtained automatons.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the brigade propelled two drones on June 21 to battle kidnappings and all other sorts of related crimes in Ondo and Ekiti states.
Brig.- Gen. Zakari Abubakar, the Commander of the unit, said this while talking with NAN on Tuesday in Akure.
He stated: “On my presumption of office on March 28, 2019, I found that instances of abducting, theft, herders and ranchers conflicts, and others were on the increase in Ondo and Ekiti States.
“I found that one of the points of interest the crooks have is the thick forest that possesses large amounts of the two states.
“We originally settled an anti-kidnap squad which recorded a great deal of progress. Be that as it may, whenever the kidnappers took their victim to the thick backwoods, it turned out to be hard to brush the territory.
“It is extremely unlikely we can perform successfully without the assistance of technology on the grounds that the two states have thick timberlands which the hoodlums are using as their forts.
“Along these lines, the drones have helped us massively in our tasks inside one month that we propelled it in the two states.
“As at now, 18 distinct camps had been attacked and the captured suspects had been given over to the police and other security organizations for appropriate examination and indictment.”
Abubakar, who ascribed the achievement of the activities to the help of Lt.- Gen. Tukur Burata, the Chief of Army Staff, and Maj.- Gen. Okwudili Azinta, GOC, 2 Division, Ibadan, said the military was prepared to make Ondo and Ekiti free of criminal activities.
The brigade boss additionally said that the participation of other security offices supported the capture of the criminals.
“We realize that there is nowhere they can hide away with the technology we are utilizing now and their days are already numbered.
“The main thing that we need is the collaboration of the media and government officials to help the military’s vision and objectives,” he said.