According to the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), said terrorists in Nigeria are now using walkie talkies to commit crimes, adding that monitoring and tracking them is now difficult.
The statement was disclosed to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, May 5, by the newly appointed Director-General of the Agency, Halilu Shaba.
“The Satellite is not static where the insurgency is taking place. That is why one satellite is not adequate. What Nigeria has there are some two satellites doing two different things.
“We have a High-Resolution imaging satellite and Medium Resolution imaging satellite. The activities of the bandits could be when the satellite was away from Nigerian borders, so that is why we are advocating for more satellites for Nigeria”.
Mr Shaba said the insurgents make use of walkie-talkies instead of trackable Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) phones.
He however, called for collaboration and sharing of information between the space agency and security agencies especially when security agents plan to launch attacks on the insurgents.