Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Is Boko Haram Using Helicopters To Ferry Arms, Launch Attacks?

Sometime last year, the Director General of the National Task Force on Illegal importation of Light Weapons and Small Arms, one Osita Osakwe made a stunning revelation that, ‘’The Governors use their private jets to build up arms ahead of the coming 2015 elections’’.

In a related development, reports in some Nigerian dailies suggest the plausibility of Boko Haram employing Choppers to ferry arms as well as launch attacks. A March 18th article in Tribune , a March 23rd article in THISDAY, a March 21st DailyTrust report of a Senate hearing in which Senator Abu Ibrahim alleged the use of helicopters to drop supplies and attackers to attack Katsina; and another March 25th investigative report in DailyTrust all presented shocking details of how helicopters may have been used to ferry terrorists and ammunitions in the recent terror incidents in the north, the attack on 21 Armoured Brigade, Giwa barracks precisely and the massacres in Katsina.

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) oversees the Nigerian Airspace. Is it that NAMA is not living up to expectations or their responsibilities? Recall that NAMA was said to have acquired a state-of-the-art equipment that enables them monitor the entire Nigerian air space.  Could it be that the alleged helicopters flew below the 'line of sight' undetectable by Nigerian radars? Is there a slightest possibility that the supposed choppers are stealth, the type allegedly used by the United States Special Forces when they stormed Osama Bin Laden's house in Pakistan?

Where are the experts. Let's mull over these probabilities, insinuations.