Air Force Boss Explains Why It Took Nigerian Military Five Years To Overcome Boko Haram

Date: 08-05-2015 1:14 pm (7 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Adesola Amosu, has explained why it took the Nigerian military so long to overcome the Islamic extremists, Boko Haram insurgents.

The Air Force boss explained that before the postponement of the 2015 general elections, the military did not deploy the use of technology to battle the insurgents.

Amosu made this explanation yesterday during a press conference to mark the 51st anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force.

He disclosed that the introduction of technology to the war and the assistance of Pakistan, Ukraine and South Africa turned the war in favour of the Nigerian military.

“The extension that we got for the elections was to essentially take advantage of two situations. We have been discussing with our neighbours in trying to secure their support; we got the support in principle just before the election was postponed. Again, we got increased supply of equipment that we needed for fighting.”

Added to the above, he asserted, was the military’s introduction of technological tools to its campaign.

“When I talk of technology, there is what we call Network Enabled Technology (NET). What are the advantages of having network enabled capabilities? We have some limited capability in regard to that. We have the beach craft; it is able to give us effective down streaming so we can actually see the battle, and that’s exactly what we are doing most of the time.

“The Network Enabling Technology is going to really change a lot of things in the Nigerian Air Force. About 10 days ago, when we saw the population coming out of Sambisa Forest, no matter how good your surveillance is, surprises will show up. I personally was surprised to see that population coming out from the forest. But if you have technology, you would have noticed that this population was right there in the forest.

“But when you have the technology, you don’t need to have this sustained long operation; we would have been able to identify the gathering over a period of time and would have been able to bring the operation to its conclusion,” Amosu said.

He said the support was mainly in the provision of training and expendables.


Posted: at 8-05-2015 01:14 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
- XTnote at 8-05-2015 01:29 PM (7 years ago)
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Story for the gods, oga airforce save yourself the explanations cos we understand what happened jaree
Posted: at 8-05-2015 01:29 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- discollins at 8-05-2015 01:38 PM (7 years ago)
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That's cool. The success is seen crystal clear...
Posted: at 8-05-2015 01:38 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- freeway001 at 8-05-2015 02:36 PM (7 years ago)
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Looking better keep it up guys
Posted: at 8-05-2015 02:36 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- elchymo at 8-05-2015 02:51 PM (7 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 8-05-2015 02:51 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- echeeche at 8-05-2015 04:02 PM (7 years ago)
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I hope that they will soon be retied one by one
Posted: at 8-05-2015 04:02 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Wysetots at 8-05-2015 04:19 PM (7 years ago)
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Has Boko Haram been defeated??
Posted: at 8-05-2015 04:19 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Adbb at 8-05-2015 07:54 PM (7 years ago)
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So chad Niger and Cameroon has better technology than Nigeria
Posted: at 8-05-2015 07:54 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- onyenmeme at 8-05-2015 08:19 PM (7 years ago)
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talls by moon light
Posted: at 8-05-2015 08:19 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Abubu86 at 8-05-2015 08:37 PM (7 years ago)
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okay. May God continue to protect our brave men in uniform
Posted: at 8-05-2015 08:37 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- urghost at 8-05-2015 10:43 PM (7 years ago)
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[email protected] abu, but why still reveal to BOKO H. their secrets, he should wait when they are through with BK BOYS, then him go tell us, Oga army abeg tnk u oo, but the one u talk don do. make those bk boys no go change their positions or pattern.
Posted: at 8-05-2015 10:43 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- beneno at 8-05-2015 11:11 PM (7 years ago)
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ooooh
Posted: at 8-05-2015 11:11 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Nicksam at 9-05-2015 07:31 AM (7 years ago)
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OK NA
Posted: at 9-05-2015 07:31 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- tony17 at 9-05-2015 11:44 AM (7 years ago)
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OK use the technology to clear them off,so that my country will live in peace,
Posted: at 9-05-2015 11:44 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- elchymo at 19-08-2015 08:00 AM (6 years ago)
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See story. Military is always giving excuses all d time..
Posted: at 19-08-2015 08:00 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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