Britain’s Royal Air Force, RAF, will send three warplanes to help locate the Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno state.Recall that the girls were captured by the Boko Haram insurgent in April, since then, the over 200 Chibok girls have been in the hands of their abductors, as very effort put in to rescue the girls from their dreaded captors has proved abortive.
The report culled from Daily Mail, yesterday, said that three RAF Tornado GR4s outfitted with surveillance equipment are being deployed to Nigeria to fly reconnaissance missions over the region the group is known to operate in.
A Government source said that the fighter bombers will help the Nigerian authorities by keeping track the movements of Boko Haram militants.
According to the report, the mission is dependent on a nearby nation giving them permission to use a runway.
“The UK continues to work with the U.S., France, Nigeria, its neighbours and international partners to provide advice and assistance to the Nigerian Government.Together with our allies, we have provided continuous surveillance support to the Nigerian authorities, including satellite imagery. We are still in discussion with partners on the deployment of further surveillance capability.’’ the report stated.
The RAPTOR pod, substituted in place of weaponry, is one of the most advanced reconnaissance sensors in the world and greatly increases the effectiveness of the aircraft in the reconnaissance role.
Its introduction into service gave the GR4 the ability to transmit real-time, Long Range Oblique for military effectiveness.