Homeland Security and Insurgency Management in North East Nigeria
has become a global peril, and the North East Nigeria has got its own share of
the insurgency by a dreaded Sect. Three states of North East Nigeria were the
worst hit, leaving more than one million people comprising women and children
displaced and homeless. However, on a daily basis, more people are displaced
from their homes by the ruinous bombing which cause emergencies, and the
emergency usually created, as a result, overwhelm the National Emergency
Management Agency (NEMA) and other government agencies that take care of the
Internally Displayed People (IDP). The planning and management of
insurgency-related cases, though a government responsibility in Nigeria has a
top-down approach which has not actually given prompt response during disasters
and rescue to victims of the bomb attack. This article examines the role of a
community-based Local Response Squad (LRS) when equipped with Information
Technology (IT) infrastructure within the communities to assist in giving
prompt responses to emergencies when it occurs. The LRS plan collaboratively
for potential emergencies is also important to become more aware of local
community-level values, planning, involvement and skill. This thesis also looks
at the Human-Computer Interaction studies the interaction between people and
computers to know how information technology affects insurgency management. The
aim is to advance on emergency management resulting from insurgency through the
plan of useful interfaces to technology. Conclusively, this article offers some
implications for community insurgency management technology.
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