CHANNELS TELEVISION, LAGOS
27 March, 2013
The Nigerian Army has launched an online information system that will track and tackle terrorist threat in the country within fifteen minutes. The information processing system commissioned on Wednesday by the Chief of Transformation and Innovation, Major General Ibrahim Sani, will alert a network of security agencies nationwide of any terrorist activity reported by any
Nigerian via email or text message.Major General Sani explained that
information on the network system
cannot be compromised and will respond confidentially to all distress
and emergency calls.
The Nigerian Army Information Processing System can reached via the following email addresses:
SMS can also be sent to the following dedicated numbers:
Many have questioned the inability of the government to adequately tackle the increasing threat by members of Boko Haram and other widespread security concerns. But the Nigerian Army has risen to the challenge with the use of
information technology to address the
issue using information processing
system. The system is designed to speedily alert the Police, the State Security Service (SSS) and other security
agencies of any terrorist action observed in any part of the country.
Major General Sani maintained that basic training of skilled operators on the system has already begun, adding that issues of power failure or hacking into the network will not be a challenge as the system will be powered by an inverter and managed by professionals. The Information Processing System,
according to the army, also allows
communication in local languages as
long as the information is clearly
described using the right medium.