How N500m tracker led to arrest of kidnappers in Kano–Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has revealed how a N500 million ultra-modern digital tracker purchased by his government led to arrest of kidnap kingpins in Kano state.

Mr Ganduje disclosed when he received members of the Kano branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), who paid a visit to him on Saturday to as part of activities to mark the 2019 Law Week.

The governor explained that the digital tracker has the capability to monitor and track criminals not only in Kano but across the Northwestern region.

Mr Ganduje said the tracker can trace and retrieve voice calls records of up to two years.

He said through this, a lot of weapons have been recovered, and kidnappers arrested.

He recalled that there was an incident where the tracker led to the discovery of a kidnapper’s mother, who was picked by security agents and swapped with hostages. The governor added that the kidnap network was also busted.

According to Mr Ganduje, the kidnappers of Magajin Garin Daura, the hoodlums that attacked the deputy governor of Nassarawa state and the notorious Taraba-based kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala Wadume, were all arrested with the help of the tracker.

He noted that criminals have no hiding place in the state, adding that he would soon procure close-circuit television cameras (CCTV) that would be installed in strategic locations to check crimes in Kano city.

Also speaking, the Kano chairman of the NBA, Barrister M. A Lawal said said the association visited the governor “to compliment government efforts in fighting crime and criminality in the state.”

Mr Lawal added that his group was also raising awareness on the dangers of cyber crimes in the society.