The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) says its facility is capable of beating Boko Haram insurgents and their new set of drones.
This comes after a report by The New York Times asserts that the Islamist sect has become deadlier and more sophisticated, using drones to wreak havoc in the north-east.
The agency said it had mapped out Sambisa Forest while the data it generated had been used by the military to enhance their activity on how to combat insurgency.
The agency’s Head of Media and Corporate Communications, Dr. Felix Ale, spoke yesterday in Abuja, noting that the success the military had recorded in the Northeast was due to the availability of data the agency provided.
He added that unfortunately, Nigeria does not have high resolution satellites that can generate clear picture data.
“We mentioned security before. Our activities in the area cannot be 100 per cent 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.