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Insecurity in Niger Delta, Lake Chad: Matawalle presents two hi-tech unmanned water vessels to Pres. Tinubu

"Presenting the two versions of the equipment, the S2 and S3 Swift Sea Stalkers, he said the hi-tech equipment is the latest technology that would be deployed in fighting insecurity in the Niger Delta, Lake Chad region, and other maritime regions of the country"

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To further strengthen the fight against insecurity on the country’s waterways, the Minister of State for Defence, Mr Bello Matawalle, on Friday presented two hi-tech unmanned water vessels to President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

This latest development is coming in the aftermath of Matawalle’s visit to the USA, where he inspected the NEANY, Swift Ships, and OCR Global, a hi-tech militar producing hardware company in the U.S.

A statement from the ministry’s spokesman, Henshaw Ogubike, said the unmanned ships were donated by Swift Ship Company in USA to the Nigerian Government.

With the fight against insecurity in the Niger Delta region gradually becoming a thing of the past, the minister said the latest hi-tech equipment which is the latest technology will yield quick result in the region and other maritime regions in the country.

The statement said:”The Honourable Minister of State for Defence, Dr.Muhammed Bello Matawalle MON has presented two Hi-Tech unmanned water vessels to His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR in the Villa to help in the fight against insecurity on our waterways in particular and the nation in general.

“The two unmanned ships were a donation by Swift Ship Company in the USA to the Nigerian Government.”

Presenting the two versions of the equipment, the S2 and S3 Swift Sea Stalkers, the minister said the hi-tech equipment is the latest technology that would be deployed in fighting insecurity in the Niger Delta, Lake Chad region, and other maritime regions of the country.

The Minister described the equipment as the gain of his working visit to some companies in the USA.

Matawalle intimated Mr. President that the tour was aimed at promoting innovative technologies that would enhance the Nigerian military’s efficiency in addressing contemporary security challenges.

In addition, the minister said the idea was to encourage partnership with the US companies in the production of Military hardware locally in Nigeria in collaboration with Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON).

According to Matawalle, the new found partnership would afford Nigeria the opportunity to learn the innovative ways of Military hardware production which is in line with President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s agenda in bringing peace and security to the nation.

The Minister also briefed the President that part of the facilities he inspected while in the US included rapid deployment mobile RADAR system, unmanned water vehicle, drone ground control station, and compact biometric search-scan system, among others.

“The cutting-edge military and intelligence hardware capabilities presented will go a long way in the fight against insecurity in Nigeria.”

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