Homeland Security and Insurgency Management in North East Nigeria

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJAR.2014.03.01.Art017

Authors : Emmanuel Chinweuba Nwani


Terrorism 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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