Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Nigerian Air Force said it has been able to identify the possible locations of the abducted Chibok school girls.
The Spokesman for the force, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa stated that force is currently abstaining from attacking the areas to ensure the safety of the girls
The director of public relations of the force, Group Capt Ayodele Famuyima disclosed this while speaking with Channels television on Friday, February 12.
Famuyima while explaining some of the tactics used in locating the girls maintained that the force is currently abstaining from attacking the area to ensure the safety of the girls.
He explained that the latest aerial bombardment of Sambisa forest had been aimed at the logistics base of the Boko Haram sect and not areas where the Chibok girls could be located.
He said: “We have no fears that the girls are not there because hat particular location has been under surveillance for quite a while and we suspected maybe its a kind of ammunition depot or maybe a workshop that they are using as their logistics place.
“Once you take off the logistics base, of course you gradually weaken the resolve of the enemy to be able to prosecute any campaign.”
“The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has become a force multiplier for us because its cheaper to run these platforms, you are not putting men there (and) the risk of losing human beings is greatly reduced.
“Again the UAVs have the capability to be airborne for up to eleven hours and its quite cheap to maintain. So, we have been able to employ the UAV to a great extent to carry out reconnaissance and surveillance basically for intelligence gathering on the activities of the Boko Haram.”
He said that the UAVs have also helped the Air Force to understand the terrorists’ pattern of movement and “how to be able to counter them should they want to strike or spring any surprise,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Shuwari village in Konduga local government area of Borno state killing at least four civilians.


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