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Military to deploy drones for Edo election




The Nigeria Army yesterday said that it would deploy drones during the September 28 governorship election to ensure a hitch-free exercise across the state.

Commander 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army Brig-Gen Raji Benbela, disclosed this during a show of force organised in collaboration with the Nigeria Police, Department of State Security (DSS), the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDC) and other security agencies in Benin City.

Raji explained that the devices would used to provide aerial surveillance in the 18 local government areas and expose the activities of hoodlums.
“In addition, (the) governorship election is around the corner and the Nigerian Army, in its constitutional responsibility in support to civil authority, has ‎a duty to protect lives and property of citizens.

“This is what informed the decision to organise this exercise in collaboration with sister security agencies,with a view to giving the electorates the confidence to exercise their franchise.”

The commander, however, noted that soldiers would be deployed in key locations to forestall any interference with the electoral process.”

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  • abiamone

    Welcome on board! Nigeria has joined the league of drone users! The next copy-cat is driverless cars. Luckily our flooded and pothole roads will make this impossible. Carry on copying, Nigeria.

  • Primo Compatriot

    Gerraway! Miss-placed priorities. The same drones una no fit use track Boko Haram for open savannah.
    BTW why is the army involved in man-marking in an election when constitutionally they are zonal or area markers – Wetin Nigerian police and NSCDC go come dey do?
    Drones … let me hear word.

  • real

    only in Nigeria. shouldn’t you be using this drone to monitor pipelines and the border area, not monitoring election. why is the army involved in interior security, when we have the police, civil defense, DSS.