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Proper tech will stop banditry, says PDP guber candidate

By Abel Abogonye, Lafia
04 July 2022   |   3:56 am
Chairman of Davematics Technology, David Ombugadu, has said that deployment of proper technology is a sure ways of stopping criminality such as kidnapping and banditry.

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Chairman of Davematics Technology, David Ombugadu, has said that deployment of proper technology is a sure ways of stopping criminality such as kidnapping and banditry.

Ombugadu told journalists in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, yesterday, that with such measure security agencies would effectively stem the tide of violent crimes currently threatening the country’s peace.

The security expert described the spate of insecurity as disturbing and must, therefore, be tackled with proactive measures and use of latest technology.

According to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate for Nasarawa State, experience has shown that proper deployment of technology and collaboration among security operatives would completely check the current spate of kidnapping for ransom and banditry.

Citing China as a ready example of what he will do in area of entrepreneurship to gainfully engage the youth, Ombugadu noted that fighting crime should go with youth engagement in productively ventures.

He expressed deep worry over the prevalence of kidnapping for ransom and mindless killing of innocent citizens by bandits in the country, stressing: “It is worrisome to note that with all the communication technologies and intelligent gathering available, we are not deploying them adequately to check the activities of bandits in the country.”

The expert, who represented Akwanga/Wamba/Nasarawa Eggon Constituency in the seventh and eight National Assembly, assured that security and youth empowerment would form his core focus when he becomes the governor in 2023.

“If we can deploy these modern technologies, build synergy between security operatives and secure full support of the governments, we can checkmate kidnapping and banditry,” he reiterated, regretting that “the youths of the country have been neglected.”

To address the neglect, the governorship contender declared that he will create special fora, where entrepreneurship training will be organised to skilled youths and practically produce millionaires in the state.

He appealed to youths in the state to get involved in the political process by ensuring that they register and obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in readiness to vote candidates of their choice in 2023.