The Nigerian military has reportedly deployed another set of sophisticated arms to fight Boko Haram in the North-East. The acquisition of special drones is aimed at launching the massive new offensive against the insurgents.
An anonymous source disclosed that after the weekend raids in Borno State, the arrival of the new equipment had encouraged the soldiers and boosted their spirits.
“These drones will complement ongoing air and land strikes against some bases of the sect. The simultaneous attacks on Monguno, Konduga and Maiduguri by Boko Haram insurgents were pre-emptive steps against the military by the sect. With effective equipment, the insurgents were aware that the game is up and in annoyance, they decided to attack military installations and troops,” the source said.