The Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, on Saturday, said the service will soon commence the production of Unmanned Area Vehicles, AK-47s, and other weapons that would be used by the service.
Bichi said this is to reduce the heavy reliance on foreign countries for weapons and the huge resources for the procurement of such weapons.
The DSS Head spoke at the graduation of the Executive Intelligence Management Course 16 participants in Abuja on Saturday.
He noted that when the plans materialises, 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.
“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 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.”