Cameroonian Invents Solar Drone To Fight Boko Haram (Photo)

Borel Teguia, a 25-years-old renewable energy engineer from Cameroon, has come up with a prototype of a drone to monitor northern Cameroon’s borders, where attacks on civilians by the Boko Haram terrorist group have increased in recent months.

The young inventor described the advantages of this light “solar” drone over usual drones, especially in terms of its independence and flying time (from 1 to 2 hours compared to typical drones whose flying time amounts to half an hour).

“I studied in northern Cameroon, and saw many families forced to leave their homes because of the war; I told myself that something had to be done. There is nothing more horrible than war, and nothing more valuable than human life.

“I started working on this miniature device that could fly, make real-time videos and better monitor the Cameroonian borders. I wanted, so to speak, to give the Cameroonian sky an eye that would watch over its borders”, he noted.

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Having worked in several local branches of EDC (Electricity Development Corporation) and Aliqo Energy, Borel founded his own company, Тagus Drone, and devoted himself exclusively to the development of his project.

“I realised that there was a huge control issue all over the African continent. Drones could be a solution. Today, drones are involved in agriculture, telecommunications, health, cinematography, construction, art and culture. This is a boon for our company”.

The engineer speaks about a drone, made of aluminium and plastic, with four symmetrical engines. The drone weighs 700 grammes; it’s quite stable, which makes it easier to control it.

Boko Haram, which has reportedly pledged allegiance to Daesh*, conducted numerous deadly attacks in Cameroon, Nigeria, and Chad.

In 2014 and 2015 the militants controlled vast territories in these countries, killing thousands of troops and civilians.

Updated: August 10, 2019 — 6:52 pm

87 Comments

  1. This is a great invention and they should try more to invest in it. Security is priority.

  2. This is a good development for the Cameroonians and with this their life is secured and at rest.

  3. This is a good development for the country and with this their life is secured and at rest.

  4. wow…what a great invention, I hope this will work out well I pray

  5. cameroonians are really improving in fighting this same terrorist we are finding difficult to destroy

  6. Very go innovation. I can’t wait for it to be put to use. All those boko haram members

  7. All Africa counties has same mentality solar to fight terrorist if you spend to far because this dis will you will be understand what I’m trying to say

  8. All Africa counties has same mentality solar to fight terrorist if you spend to far because this dis will you will be understand what I’m trying to say

  9. Please oh we cant wait for them to start making use of it. It will really go a long way

  10. Well that is a very nice innovation and I hope it goes a long way in fighting terrorism

  11. That is going to be great I hope it works well as we all expect it to work

    1. I just pray it comes out to be fine if this can be followed cause people are just killed like animals

  12. What a great technician bcos I love these and there will help us in getting those victim.

  13. What a nice invention! I pray the lord would deliver us from the hands of these terrorist…

  14. Nigeria ought to learn from their neighboring country. Bravo to the inventor from Cameron.

  15. This is a very nice invention but all we have to do now is to pray it works so that we can be free from all these boko harram and their attacks

  16. this is good invention, this is what Nigeria is suppose to have done since to stop this nonsense fight about Boko Haram

  17. That is great and good innovation because this issue of boko haram is too much

  18. Great innovations to be well taken for consideration and to be tested by the government if it can meet the need of security.

  19. Very nice information. And what a nice innovative mind. Great minds

  20. Wonderful invention. The government of Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria should invest in this company to produce more and better drones

  21. Congratulations that is good but still they have to work hard on it because boko haram are not that simple as you think .

  22. if the neboughring cameroon can come up wit such an invent, on drone solar, wat are we Nigeria doing to put an end to the nemies of boko haram

  23. What a talented young man, Nigeria has more than what it takes, to do more than that, but how much of support are they getting from the government

  24. What a nice invention! I pray the lord would deliver us from the hands of these terrorist….

  25. Thank God! This will go a long way to push this treat to life and properties from our neighborhood!

  26. All African countries has same mentality solar to fight terrorist if u how spent so far becus of dis u will understand wat am saying

  27. the
    same people who are working for him will release a vital information that will
    help bokoharam outsmart him.
    Bokoharam shld not be underrated.
    The guy needs to work with other federal agents honestly.

  28. Wow that very good one and very brilliant one and keep it up bro

  29. Kudos to this young man. How I wish we can invent something like this too in our country to fight the so-called Boko harram

  30. This guy is really a great inventor to say to have such good ideal

  31. The young inventor described the advantages of this light “solar” drone over usual drones, especially in terms of its independence and flying time (from 1 to 2 hours compared to typical drones whose flying time amounts to half an hour).

    “I studied in northern Cameroon, and saw many families forced to leave their homes because of the war; I told myself that something had to be done. There is nothing more horrible than war, and nothing more valuable than human life.

    “I started working on this miniature device that could fly, make real-time videos and better monitor the Cameroonian borders. I wanted, so to speak, to give the Cameroonian sky an eye that would watch over its borders”, he noted.

    Nice one keep on the good work

  32. That’s good, before we know fully way now Cameron will become the second in technology in Africa

  33. This is a nice innovation it will bring a total stop to these insecurity problem in our nation.

  34. This will help in defeating bike haram this also shows the level Cameroon have gone far in it technology

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