Katsina State Government has introduced a tracking machine to track the movements of bandits and monitor their procurement of arms and ammunition in the state.
Secretary to the Government of the State, Dr Mustapha Inuwa, made the disclosure on Tuesday while supervising the distribution of relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, and victim of bandit attacks in 11 wards of Dan-Musa local government area of the state.
Mr Inuwa, who doubles as the chairman of the security committee in the state, said the devices would be manned by the operatives of the State Security Service, SSS, in the state.
The SGS recalled that a kidnap kingpin was intercepted through the tracking system while trying to arrange for supply of arms through Jos, Plateau State capital.
“Government has equally deployed tracking technology to henceforth apprehend and deal with criminals and unrepentant bandits.
“We now have the information on their activities and whatever that is going on and we are discouraging anything that may lead to a return to banditry,” Mr Inuwa explained.
He noted that one of the priorities of Governor Masari’s government was to ensure peace and security in the state.
Other priorities, according to the SGS, include, health, education, roads infrastructure, water supply and so on.