The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said its facility is capable of defeating Boko Haram terrorists and their new set of drones.
Recall that the New York Times reported that Boko Haram had acquired drones to aid its fight against the Nigeria military.
In an interview with The Nation on Tuesday, NASRDA Head of Media and Corporate Communications, Dr. Felix Ale, said it had mapped out Sambisa Forest while the data it generated had been used by the military to enhance their activity against Boko Haram.
According to him, the success the Nigeria military had recorded in the Northeast was due to the availability of data NASRDA provided.
“We mentioned security before. Our activities in the area cannot be 100 percent disclosed, but I can tell you that the success the military has been able to achieve in the Northeast was due to the availability of data given to them by the space agency because we were able to map out Sambisa Forest and the military has been able to use the data to enhance their activity on how to combat insurgency in the Northeast,” Ale said.
He, however, lamented that Nigeria does not have high-resolution satellites that can generate clear picture data.