Military hardware: Nigeria far ahead other African countries –Army

The Nigerian Army has said that Nigerian military is more sophisticated than military of other Africa countries in terms of military technology, equipment and platforms.

Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said this on Sunday in a statement.

The statement came following a video clips uploaded on YouTube by Njenje Media TV containing photographs of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) allegedly bought by the Nigerian military and comparing that with those ostensibly owned by other nations including some of our  African countries.

The army said while such information is false and mischievous, the Nigerian military has far more sophisticated UAV and equipment than what the medium is portrayed, which he said had accounted for the “tremendous success” recorded in the fight against terrorism, insurgency and banditry in the country.   

“It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force has designed and produced far more superior and sophisticated UAVs and other platforms such as “Gulma” and “Tsaigumi” than what the medium was showing,” the statement said.

“Additionally, the Nigerian Army has just commissioned an aviation hangar in Jaji, Kaduna State for its Aviation Corps.  Another hangar and runway in Bama, Borno State, are on the way where bigger and far more sophisticated UAVs will be deployed and used.”

The army said while the video clip portray some African countries as being sophisticated than Nigerian, in reality such countries were “not in anyway compared to Nigeria in military technology, equipment and platforms as they do not have UAVs as alleged, rather an American military base on their soil.”

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