Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nigerian Air Force Institute develops bomb defusing robot to fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Airforce Institute of Technology (NAFIT), Kaduna, on Monday said the institute had developed a bomb detective robot capable of remotely defusing bombs and disposing Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), They also upgraded the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), codenamed AMEBO 111, so as to provide area surveillance of any troubled spot in Nigeria.

At a news conference in preparation for the 42nd graduation ceremony of the institute, the commandant said the bomb detonating robot, would assist the security agencies to check the series of bombings by terrorist groups.

On 14 February 2012, a policeman, Sunday Badang, was killed while attempting to detonate a bomb wrapped inside a bag with bare hands along Ungwar Seriki area of Kaduna metropolis.

As a result of that unfortunate incident, NAFIT went into research that led to the invention of this unmanned robot.

Displaying the robot before newsmen, Mr Oshoniyi said the equipment would be presented to the public as soon as it is ready, adding that the latest UAV still awaited test-flight because the Nigeria Airforce (NAF) did not have a trained UAV pilot and efforts to resort to the services of foreign pilot hitherto employed were unsuccessful.


  1. I love the name "AMEBO 111" sweet

  2. The name Amebo111 is so cool. Indigenous!


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