Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Defense Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) will begin mass production of the Nigerian version of AK 47s (AKA Kalashnikovs). They will be named after President Obasanjo and will be called OBJ 006.
According to the Director General of DICON, "the Nigerian new rifle was named after Obasanjo because the president was the second sitting Head of State to visit DICON after General Yakubu Gowon."
Just so you know, Kalashnikovs are the most popular guns ever made and there are more of them than any other weapon on earth. Why are they so popular? Because, they last for ever! They require very little training to use, very little accuracy for effectiveness and unlike other guns, do not need as much care and upkeep. Just slap it around a little and it will be firing again. They are so easy to use that children can use them efficiently and effectively.
I'm not quite sure why we need to be making AK-47s. Oops, I'm sorry, OBJ 006s. There are probably more Kalashnikovs on the face of this Earth than people. Maybe it is cheaper to make them than to buy them. Additionally, I guess the development of these weapons will translate into technological advances of some kind. Hhmm. Makes you wonder. It's curious that DICON was paid 1 billion Naira by OBJ for the manufacture of the OBJ 006. How deep does the rabbit hole go?