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FG imports Russian war helicopters, UAVs from Dubai to tackle militants

21 August 2016, 09:15

Abuja - Niger Delta militants who have been bombimg oil installations in the South-south and some parts of  South-west are in for a hard time.

This is because the federal government has completed arrangements to import sophisticated military hardware to tackle oil installation vandals, reports Punch

The importation of the military hardware will boost the planned military operation in the oil-rich region.

Also read: Niger Delta militants give Buhari two week ultimatum

The government through the Defence authorities  has placed ordered for the latest Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and helicopters.

The government has ordered for the Yahbon/20UAVs from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

The Yahbon/20UAVs were being procured to replace the Chinese CH-3A UAV in the arsenal of the military.

It has also ordered MI35M helicopters from Russia to prepare the Nigerian Air Force to monitor and combat those behind the destruction of oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta.

Some of the new UAVs and the MI35M helicopters are billed to arrive the country November, 2016 while the others are expected next year.

- News 24


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