Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government at all levels to introduce the use of modern technology in the fight against insecurity in the country.
Tambuwal made the call during a town hall meeting on banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping on Tuesday in Katsina.
“Government at all levels should deploy modern technology in the fight against criminality bedeviling the country.
“They should also ensure adequate funding of security agencies to enable them to reduce insecurity challenges to the barest,” he said.
Tambuwal called for the recruitment of more security personnel and ensure their welfare for effective service delivery.
The governor called on the government to continue to employ measures that would address unemployment among the youths, NAN reports.
He said that the Sokoto State government had introduced a Rent Control and Persons Commission as part of measures to regulate activities of criminals in the state.
“Part of the problem is that some people come to our states, settle and may be criminals, but whose identity is not known,” he said.
The governor urged security agencies operating in other neighboring states to work in synergy as they do in Sokoto state, to enable them secure lives and property of the citizens.
Tambuwal noted that Security is the primary responsibility of every government, hence the need for other state governments to continue to join hands to address the problem.
He said that the states would continue to engage in dialogue to ensure that peace reigns in the Northwest sub-region.