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Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by dre11(m): 7:38pm On Feb 11
Nigerian Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones Discovered At Lagos Airport After SaharaReporters’ Story

SaharaReporters had on February 5, 2020 exclusively reported how the items were discovered in a carton at the cargo section of the local wing of the Lagos airport and military officers arrested a man named Kelechi for being in possession of the two highly weaponised drones.

The Military Intelligence has arrested and detained personnel on duty on January 28, 2020 when two weaponised drones were intercepted at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.

SaharaReporters had on February 5, 2020 exclusively reported how the items were discovered in a carton at the cargo section of the local wing of the Lagos airport and military officers arrested a man named Kelechi for being in possession of the two highly weaponised drones.

Investigation revealed that the following day the man was asked to write a statement after which he was detained.

Upon interrogation at the National Air Defense Corps, Ikeja, the suspect claimed to be working for the Kaduna State Government.

Further investigation revealed that, Commander of NADC, Air commodore U.K Abdullah, later received a call from some unknown persons, who ordered him to release the man and drones.

Abdullah, it was gathered, later released the suspect and drones on January 30, 2020.

The commander, who only assumed duties in December 2019 at the NADC, was said to have instructed his officers to drop further investigation on the matter.

However, in the latest twist to the matter as discovered by SaharaReporters, out of the military personnel arrest over the incident, all those from the Northern part of the country have been released by the authorities, leaving only one ACM Chike Mba, an Easterner, in detention.

The soldiers were all held for three days during, which period they are interrogated over the incident before the others except Mba were released.

SaharaReporters gathered that authorities of the NADC are currently conducting an internal investigation to identify those responsible for leaking photos of the weaponised drone.

The officers could face a court martial and be sentenced to time in prison if found guilty of any offence by military authorities.

Recall that in May 2016, the Nigerian Government placed a ban on launching Remotely Piloted Aircraft or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) in its airspace without a permit from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as well as the Office of the National Security Adviser.

According to the rule, drones weighing more than 250 grams (.55 pounds) must be registered with the NCAA.

Though the Kaduna State Government has denied having anything to do with the intercepted drones, findings by SaharaReporters indicated that it is among states that had made moves to deploy drones to tackle bandits, kidnappers, and killer herdsmen within its territory in recent times.

http://saharareporters.com/2020/02/11/nigerian-army-arrests-detains-officers-over-intercepted-weaponised-drones-discovered

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by dawnomike(m): 7:52pm On Feb 11
It is well
Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by BabbanBura(m): 7:53pm On Feb 11
The motive for securing the drones could well be evil, God save us!

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by slivertongue: 7:54pm On Feb 11
saboteurs

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by BAAKUS1447: 8:02pm On Feb 11
The present security threat facing the country is on the increase and is affecting all sectors of the economy. This also discourages both the present foreign investors and intended once. where do we run to?

All is well...

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Nbote(m): 8:09pm On Feb 11

However, in the latest twist to the matter as discovered by SaharaReporters, out of the military personnel arrest over the incident, all those from the Northern part of the country have been released by the authorities, leaving only one ACM Chike Mba, an Easterner, in detention.


Commander Abdullah gave order for investigations to b dropped but Mba is d scape goat.. Issorait

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by chariisGRACE(m): 8:13pm On Feb 11
So after now what next?
Will they be dismissed? No. The best thing to do to them is to send them to Sambisa with that drone.

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by bigiyaro(m): 8:14pm On Feb 11
weaponised drone as how, is the drone carrying hell fire missiles? what kind of weapons?

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Maxymilliano(m): 8:29pm On Feb 11
However, in the latest twist to the matter as discovered by SaharaReporters, out of the military personnel arrest over the incident, all those from the Northern part of the country have been released by the authorities, leaving only one ACM Chike Mba, an Easterner, in detention.


The north will commit a crime and criminalise the south for it ...

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by NGRsenate: 8:51pm On Feb 11
These drones, what weapons did they come with?

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Jh0wsef(m): 9:10pm On Feb 11
hm
Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Nanorest: 9:10pm On Feb 11
Kudos to the government. No breathing space for corrupt officials

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Muhammadian: 9:11pm On Feb 11
Terrorist military

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by crafteck(m): 9:11pm On Feb 11
Who go control am... Se na all dis fat officers
Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by femtex007(m): 9:11pm On Feb 11
this one na old story na. The person has already been freed. So no case

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by chiemmanuel(m): 9:11pm On Feb 11
angry
Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by helinues: 9:12pm On Feb 11
The headlines and starting fit give person headaches

Summary pls

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by ComradeShegs(m): 9:12pm On Feb 11
Where are the pictures of the drone. undecided

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by FIRDAUS3(m): 9:13pm On Feb 11
Na them naa grin
Technically! Boko Haram has bn defited grin
Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Dandsome: 9:13pm On Feb 11
Animal farm

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by NigeriaBam: 9:13pm On Feb 11
Interesting.. Unknown Persons Called to release them. This news make me remember Jack Bauer in "24 Hours" movie. Terrorist Within The Government. Hope to know the End Of this Sagah cry



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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Yankiss(m): 9:13pm On Feb 11
SaharaReporters should have let us know or investigated the reason behind leaving out only ACM Chike Mba. The insinuation that he was left out because he was a Southerner is nothing short of conflagratory. If this were the real scenario then Nigeria is in deeper shit than we know it. Sooner than later, there may be serious issues.

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by lyriclekidd(m): 9:13pm On Feb 11
Okay

Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Gaddafiyusf(m): 9:13pm On Feb 11
Nepotism rules.

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by TheGreatIYANU: 9:14pm On Feb 11
bigiyaro:
weaponised drone as how, is the drone carrying hell fire missiles? what kind of weapons?

You will be shocked what these drones are capable of.

Go to YouTube and search for FPSRussia Drones.

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Dshocker(m): 9:14pm On Feb 11
The kaduna state government wanted to use it to eliminate his political opposition.....Terrorist

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Thirteenblood: 9:14pm On Feb 11
Wow

Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Roon9(m): 9:14pm On Feb 11
Ofcos the northerners are innocent. Who dare arrest them?

call for our 380wh lithium-ion generator that could power your TV, laptop, and up to 4 lighting points for up to 10 hours daily.

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Pidginwhisper: 9:15pm On Feb 11
undecided
Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Kingspin(m): 9:15pm On Feb 11
The story is not different from what we know about Nigeria.

Is a useless country some have sense many don't have at all.

If you are yet to renounce your Buhari you must be a national terrorist.

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Re: Army Arrests, Detains Officers Over Intercepted Weaponised Drones At Airport by Kobicove(m): 9:15pm On Feb 11
How can such a machine enter the country and not be registered?

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