The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) says Nigeria’s satellite cannot effectively monitor bandits and other criminals.
The Director-General, Halilu Shaba spoke to reporters after a meeting with staff of the agency in Abuja.
Shaba said bandits have become sophisticated, adding that they no longer use Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) phones, but walkie-talkie.
The official disclosed the satellite is not static where the insurgency is taking place. He noted that one satellite is insufficient.
“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,” he said.
Shaba advocated stronger collaboration between the agency and security agencies on information sharing to forestall attacks.
Nigeria’s satellite cannot effectively monitor bandits – Space Agency DG, Shaba