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Porous borders: Made in Nigeria drones to the rescue



Nigeria may have just found a local solution to solve an international problem, as a member of the National Youth Service Corps, Mr. Olaolu Ayoola, has said that the drones he manufactured are capable of carrying out reconnaissance of the country’s porous borders.

Ayoola, a graduate of Computer Science, from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, who is serving in a secondary school in Osun State, told our correspondent in an interview on Monday that his drone could assist the military to monitor the kind of persons and activities going on at Nigerian borders.

According to him, the drones which are manufactured and fitted with camera with the capacity for live recording can be deployed and officials would be watching event as they are happening on the ground.

Mr. Olaolu Ayoola

Ayoola said the massive killings and willful destruction of property by insurgents could be tackled with technology backed up by military personnel and by addressing the cause of the crisis.

He said, “It is difficult, if not impossible to have our borders covered with close circuit television therefore drones such as this can be programmed to patrol our borders independently and notify security agents whenever it detects strange activities such as illegal immigrations, human trafficking at our borders. This will most certainly be more effective in terms of results and cost when it is combined with the existing infrastructures and personnel.

“This one can fly as high as 200m and it can stay in the air for 20 minutes. The beauty of it is that it can be improved upon to fly higher and stay longer and even with greater capabilities.‎

“There is no limit to how far we can push it. I just think the Nigerian Government has not been exploring the potentials in this nation. ‎I think the government and the private sector should invest into technologies like this and many others the Nigerian youths come up with”, he said.

The corps member also noted that his drones could also be used to monitor the nation’s pipelines, and that farmers could use them to monitor happening on their farms.

Punch, February 09, 2015

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  1. Jedimaster

    February 10, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Is there footage of these drones actually working?

  2. Swagtyt

    February 10, 2015 at 11:27 am

    the guy just created a to aeroplane….Agaya(Overgrown Baby)

  3. Don Lucassi

    February 10, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I think there are even more applications to this. I respect this young man for thinking out the box. Such minds must be encouraged. More tests need to be done to see if his ‘drone’ is efficient enough, but even if not, an upgrade is all that would be needed. The number of military deaths would be reduced just by the this.

  4. damilola adeyemi

    February 10, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    i hope they give him a chance to explore his inventions….n i hope it works!!!

  5. Lt. Thompson

    February 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    The Picture above is the actual picture of the “PROJECT GULMA” of the NAF and not to be credited or confused with the “TOY (flying object)” of the boy…

  6. Don Diallo Delavegas

    February 21, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Anyone interested in joining the International Drone Day Nigeria event happening in Abuja.

    Team Nigeria:

    Naija Drones:

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