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CITAD to FG: Deploy use of technology against insurgents, bandits


The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has advice that the federal government should deploy technology and intelligence to track down bandits and insurgents disturbing the country.

The Center said it see no reason why that bandits and insurgents will use intelligence and technology to attack people and kidnap innocent citizens while the country’s security sector cannot use the same way and track them.

Speaking through its Executive Director, Y.Z Ya’u, during a Press Conference in Kano on Wednesday, the center said in today’s world the use of technology and intelligence is necessary by army and intelligence agencies not just bow and arrow approach.

It added that “embracing digital technology is about equipping and reequipping our army and intelligence agencies who have been underequipped now for quite some times.”

CITAD further recommended that drones should be use to locate and eliminate insurgents and bandits, monitoring their movements and activities, and tracking supplies and logistics, in addition to tracking money movement to see how they are funded.

It however urged that government should develop use of technology for counter insurgency plan and strategy, and also develop a full characterization of insurgents use of social media and track down their conversations.

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