And gossip GULMA must. Nigeria faces several conflicts within its borders where drones would be very useful. In the north, Nigeria is wrestling with the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency, which operates in a rural area with mountains and forests sometimes offering shelter. In the south, armed militants hide out in the largely impenetrable and difficult-to-patrol swamps of the Niger Delta. Both groups have threatened the stability of Nigeria over the past decade. Boko Haram remains a persistent threat, and violence by militants in the delta could flare up for the upcoming 2015 elections.