An indigenous Artificial Intelligence firm, Robotic and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN) has invented a Carbon Emission Tracker Drone for tracking and detecting hideouts of kidnappers and bandits inside caves, forests and uninhabited spaces in the country.
Apart from the Boko Haram insurgency, Nigeria is currently battling with increasing level of banditry, kidnapping, militancy and other forms of criminality in different States of the six geo-political zones.
In an interview with TechDigest.Ng, Dr Olusola Ayoola, founder of RAIN said that the Carbon Emission Tracker Drone is a trail blazer in the concept of drone surveillance as it possesses the capability to tackle security challenges facing the country.
“First of all, we must agree that there is a great challenge of security in our part of the world. This insecurity has been narrowed down to difficulty in detecting or accessing hideouts of criminal elements.
“With the use of drone-based aerial surveillance, one could attempt to obtain video feeds from the skies which help track movement or activities of criminals in games reserves.
“But we are not using camera to track bandits. We are using different kind of sensor, the carbon emissions sensor. Bandits cannot escape it”, said Ayoola.
He expressed confidence that if government granted funding support to RAIN, Nigeria’s image would receive a significant boost as a key player in global technology.
Ayoola disclosed that the Carbon Emission Tracker Drone is fully developed but cannot be deployed because only the security agencies hold the right to deploy security related drones across states of the federation.
He, therefore, called on the security agencies to take the necessary action towards conducting test on the innovation for adoption and deployment in their operations against all forms of security threats affecting national peace and stability