Deploy drones in fight against banditry, don tells FG


A Professor of Educational and Administrative Management, David Olufemi Bamgbose, Monday called on the federal government to deploy modern technology such as drones to fight banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in the country.

Bamgbose, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 election in Ogun state said if the war against terrorism, banditry and kidnapping must be won, the federal government must invest in drones and other security gadgets.

He lamented the recent attack on Igangan community in Oyo state by suspected Fulani herdsmen, while berating the uncoordinated reaction of Southwest governors to attacks by killer herdsmen in different parts of the region.

He called on the governors to rise to the insecurity challenge in their states before it escalates to the level of insecurity as in the Northeastern part of the country.

“Drones are equipment that can help us identify any bandit in the forest. I wonder why our government cannot invest in all these things.

“How much do we need to procure drones? Why must our people be killed to buy drones? If drones are purchased, it can help us to Identify where terrorists and bandits are in our forests.

“The uncoordinated reaction by governors of the Southwest region is worrisome and they need to rise up, if the federal government has not been able to arrest this situation in the Northeast, how will they come to help us in Southwest?

“The governors have the primary responsibility of securing their states and that is why it is stated in the constitution that, governors are the chief security officers of their states and the constitution also provide security vote that is given exclusively to the governors to be used to save the lives of our people,” he said.