Written By Dr. Joel Ademisoye
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The use of Drone by the Nigerian Military to fight and expunged the Boko Haram and Banditry in the Northeast and Northwest Regions of Nigeria has become a weapon of necessity to win the war. A public disclosure: I am not a military man. But, I have a passion and interest for the war to end during the tenure of President Buhari. Read about the military capacity, capability and success of the Turkish Drone Bayraktar TB2 in eastern Ukraine, Isabelle Khurshudyan and David L. Stern, “Ukraine’s drone is a flash point with Russia,” The Washington Post, January 16, 2022, PA1 & PA18. I think the use of the Turkish drones in the war could help to bring it to an end quickly.
I believe the Buhari administration needs to change the weapons and tactics of war against the insurgency in the regions of the north, because it seems the heavy dependency and reliance on the traditional weapons of war like fighters or bombers are deemed less effective and efficient, particularly in avoiding the heavy causalities of civilian population in the war zone. The use of drones is becoming more popular among many countries, because of its precision and accuracy on targets during its operations. Why is the Nigerian Military still bent on the use of more expensive acquisition of weapons like the SEPECAT Jaguar Fighters? Also, recently, the U. S. Department of Defense delivered to Nigeria some A-29 Super Tucano Aircrafts. It seems that many countries are turning to the acquisition and use of the drones as new choice of weapons to fight their wars. I think that Nigeria needs a paradigm shift in military strategy, the weapons type and improve their military capacity and capabilities thru training and manpower development to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency from the Northeast and Northwest Regions of the country. It would be a great legacy for President Buhari to crush the Boko Haram insurgency, before he leaves office in 2023. Dr. Ademisoye