All Nigeria Latest News reports that the Department of State Services (DSS) has revealed plans to start producing its own AK-47s, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones and other weapons for its use and possibly sell it to other agencies.
Yusuf Bichi, Director-General of DSS, made this known at the graduation ceremony of the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 16 participants in Abuja.
The secret police boss said weapons produced by the personnel will soon be unveiled.
Bichi, who explained that the DSS will soon begin to “produce what it eats and eat what it produces”, stressed that UAVs are among the weapons the Secret Service will soon unveil, and when the plans materialise, the service would deploy the weapon across the country.
He said, “We shall support the institute in its training programmes. I care for the welfare of our staff, both active and retired. We shall never go back on that. We’ll also continue to pay attention to our research and development.
“In fact, sooner or later we shall start eating what we produce, and we produce what we eat. This is coded. It means we shall start deploying some of the assets we have or the platforms we produce by ourselves, including Unmanned Area Vehicles. We are producing our own AK-47.
“When we reach the destination, we will save the country from the pains of the resources being chunked out to buy such weapons.”
The ceremony was attended by the Vice President, Kashim Shettima; Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Femi Otedola, among other prominent Nigerians.