Nigeria Army Deploys Drone to Fight Kidnapping
As part of its continued battle against the rising spate of insecurity in the south west Zone, particularly the activities of kidnappers, the Nigerian Army, 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Barracks, Akure has deployed the use of technology to track kidnappers.
Launching a drone that will help comb the vast forests in the state towards identifying movements and activities of suspected criminals, the Brigade Commander, Brig. General Zakari Abubakar stated that the device would help survey targeted flashpoints.
According to the Brigade Commander, the drone, Phantom 5DGI which is the latest technology in aerial surveillance, can cover up to seven kilometers radius with capacity to recording and transmit data back to base.
Brig. General Abubakar, who alongside his men launched the gadget at Osi Community in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo state where a woman and her son were abducted recently, disclosed that another drone would be manned within the airspace of Ekiti State.
The Army General, in charge of Ondo and Ekiti States, had last week launched the anti-kidnapping squad, decrying the worrisome cases of kidnapping as he emphasized that the days of kidnappers are over in the state.