The Nigerian Air Force has said thatÂ it has been able to identify possible locations of the abducted Chibok school girls.
-The force director of public relations stated that Nigerian air force was currently abstaining from attacking the areas to ensure the safety of the girls
The Nigerian air force has said thatÂ it has been able to identify possible locations of the abducted Chibok school 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 explainedÂ 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:Â â€œWe have no fears that the girls are not there because hat particular location has been under surveillance forÂ 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.
â€œOnce you take off the logistics base, of course you gradually weaken the resolve of the enemy to be able to prosecute any campaign.â€
â€œThe 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 Â losing human beings is greatly reduced.
â€œAgain 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 extentÂ to carry out reconnaissanceÂ and surveillance basically for intelligence gathering on the activities of the Boko Haram.â€
He said that the UAVs have also helped the Air Force to understand the terroristsâ€™ pattern of movement andÂ â€œhow to be able to counter them should they want to strike or spring any surprise,â€Â he added.
Â CREDIT:Â NAIJ