NIGERIAN ARMY LAUNCH INFORMATION ALERT SYSTEM TO TACKLE TERROR

First fresh photo since the 1990s: Nigerian Army Steyr 4K-7FA Armoured Personnel Carriers

First fresh photo since the 1990s: Nigerian Army Steyr 4K-7FA Armoured Personnel Carriers

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:

Nigerianarmytips@yahoo.com
Nigerianarmytips@gmail.com

SMS can also be sent to the following dedicated numbers:

08160030300
0705333123
08181555888

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.

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5 Responses to NIGERIAN ARMY LAUNCH INFORMATION ALERT SYSTEM TO TACKLE TERROR

  1. Spirit says:

    Beeg,

    Good moves, BUT…..

    1) Why …..@yahoo.com? why ……..@gmail.com?
    Why can’t it be nigerianarmytips@nigeriaarmy.org or something? Why can’t the the mail be to the NA’s official website?

    2) People under terrorist attack may not be able to send sms to such lenghty phone numbers, most people under such circumstances would naturally loose their fine motor skill and would be left with only the Gross Motor Skills. Hands would be shaking so badly that they may not even be able to hold their phones! I suggest we get numbers not exceeding five digits e.g 55555, 77777.
    No be by mistake 911 was universally chosen as Police/Emergency number.

    I also hope the center will be able to track and locate the origin of calls in case the caller is unable to speak coherently or complete the call.

  2. bigbrovar says:

    I don’t know how this is suppose to work. A better system used world wide is Ushaidi developed in kenya during their Election riots as a means of tracking disasters and trouble spot by using discussions on social media like twitter, and sms.. it is able to map disaster areas to a digital map (like google maps and open street maps) This system was used during the earthquakes in Haiti and JapaneseTsunami.. Ssuch a system (which is free and open source) would go a long way to help keep tracks on terrorist attack as there happen in real time. Some of the places where this attacks are broken first is usually on twitter. The system can then parse this tweets and using geolocation map them to a particular place for MOD to attend to. I think such a system could be deployed and should be more effective than the system explained above

    • Fello says:

      Please read the item again. You are talking of post event while the innovation is meant to be proactive. Preventive! Of what use is information of an attack that has taken place already? See how this could be efficiently used by you and I by passing the required information at the right time. Thanks as you do this.

  3. Spirit says:

    The idea is good BUT……

    1)Why …….@yahoo.com and …….@@gmail.com? Cant we have ….@nigeriaarmy.org? or any other Nigeria government agency domain?
    2) Why the long phone numders? Cant we have simple numbers like 555, 77777, 414 etc? Lagos state has something similar (I think its 767 or something). Victims of terror automatically loose there Fine motor skills (unless they have been conditioned). When one’s life is threatened,the adrenaline flow so much that one may even be UNABLE TO HOLD A PHONE talk less of dialing eigth to ten-digit numbers. Most people are only left with their Gross Motor Skill. It wasnt by mistake the Internationally recognised Police number is ‘911’ and lagos choose a simple 3-digit number.

    Please give us at most a 5-digit number that will be easy to remeber and dialled during emergencies.

    Thank you.

  4. wocon45 says:

    @ bigbrovar, on point. Absolutely no need to reinvent the wheel. Coming form a military that has one of the best imaging satellites at their disposal, i expect something more simple.

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