Its been 4 days since the 100 girls went missing, as the Nigerian army desperately search for the missing girls. The Nigerian Air Force is deploying a dizzing array of resources and assets to join the search for the missing school girls who are between the ages of 11 and 19.
The first wave of equipment dispatched are the most sophisticated aerial surveillance system in the NAF:
ATR-42 Maritime Patrol Plane.
Beechcraft King Air 350i Electronic & Reconnaissance (ELINT) Plane.
Utility /Multipurpose Helicopters
Followed shortly are the combat element of the operation :
NAF Special Forces Regiment
CH-3 Rainbow Armed Drone.
Four Alpha Light Attack Jets
Mi-24/35 Helicopter Gunship
Three F-7Ni Fighter.
In a symbolic gesture of commitment, Chief of Air Staff Abubakar Sadique temporarily relocates to the Nigerian Air Force Base at Maiduguri, from where the search and rescue efforts are being coordinated.
This is not the first time Secondary school girls gets abducted. In April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok, in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. But unlike in 2014, the Nigerian military seem better equipped to conduct complex search and rescue operations of this nature.