Stella Dimoko Insecurity - Nigeria's IGP Adopts Technology Driven Policing Approach And Acquires 5 Additional High Powered UAV's


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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Insecurity - Nigeria's IGP Adopts Technology Driven Policing Approach And Acquires 5 Additional High Powered UAV's

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc(+), NPM, fdc, has acquired five (5) additional high-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to improve surveillance operations to checkmate criminal activities in the country in line with the IGP's vision and mission statements which include technology-driven policing.

The acquisition is the manifestation of the IGP's determination to integrate the use of innovative technology in the law enforcement duties of the Nigeria Police Force and ultimately enhance its intelligence gathering and operational capabilities. The drones will assist the Police in monitoring active crime scenes, coordinating response operations, and providing aerial support to responding officers.

The UAVs include an ALTI Transition, capable of covering up to 150km in a single flight with high endurance of up to 14 hours, and an Elistair Orion fixed-wing aircraft, capable of covering up to 92m altitude with high endurance of up to 50 hours and other sensitive and forensic-based features. These UAVs will be remotely operated by police pilots from the Police Airwing who have undergone specialized training from Engineers of the Elistair company, who were flown in from France at the instance of the IGP, for a week-long training schedule, and have acquired technical skills and requisite know-how in the operation and maintenance of the procured UAVs.

The IGP has however directed the immediate, adequate, and strategic deployment of these drones to areas prone to high-security breaches, for monitoring and intelligence gathering to tackle criminality headlong.

The Inspector-General of Police has further reiterated the firm determination of the Police leadership to continue to explore avenues to enhance police intelligence-gathering capabilities and engage the application of cutting-edge technology in the fight against crime and criminality while seeking full cooperation from members of the public on intelligence gathering and vigilance.



  1. Replies
    1. We are just useless in this country. You're buying drone in a Police system that does not have a biometric database or recording system for arrested suspects.

      How can in 2022 if someone gets arrested in Nigeria, there is no way or central system that can easily be used to find them across the thousands of Police stations in this country? And we're buying drones

  2. If you can't manage your natural resources, you can't manage UAV. Useless people.

  3. Let me not say anything. God Almighty you the a better protection for your children. You never sleep nor slumber. Guide and guard our footsteps in this nation. Anyone who goes by the sword. Let him and his generation die by the sword.

  4. No be to just acquire na to put it to good use

  5. Equipments that will be diverted tomorrow to the appropriate quarters.

  6. What are they displaying, are those kites?

  7. Why the 'dogon tunranchi'?

    The media coverage or publicity is not necessary to put these equipment to effective use.

    The question is how can a PF that has very low standards successfully operate and maintain these equipment?

    How many of policemen in NPF are tech-savvy?

    It's not enough to acquire sophisticated surveillance equipment but necessary to have the skilled manpower to operate them optimally.


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