Burkina Faso Long Night of Horror Demonstrates Al Qaeda’s Revival in Africa

January 20, 2016 | Brainwave Science

Burkina Faso Long Night of Horror Demonstrates Al Qaeda’s Revival in Africa
January 20, 2016 | Brainwave Science

CHALLENGE
Amid the rising level of terror attacks, just last Friday night, attackers infiltrated a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso, shooting some and taking others hostage in a siege that lasted hours and ended with 29 innocent civilians dead. Militants attacked the Splendid Hotel and the nearby Cappuccino Café, setting off several explosions. According to BBC, half of those killed were foreigners, including citizens of Canada, Ukraine, France, Portugal, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the U.S. The al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an off-shoot of the Islamic extremist group, claimed responsibility of the assault at the Splendid Hotel, the same al-Qaeda affiliate that attacked the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako last November.
While Mali has dealt with dozens of attacks by AQIM over the years, this is the first time the group extended its operations to neighbouring Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore told the nation that more than 50 people were wounded. Security forces entered the hotel early Saturday and freed 126 hostages, half of whom were hospitalized.
On Monday, forensic experts from France and Burkina Faso were sifting through the wreckage of the hotel for clues about the attack. The following day, the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, said three assailants were still being sought for their role in the attacks. “Of the six assailants, three were killed and three others were being sought,” he said. A later statement reported by SITE Intelligence group included a photograph of three young black men in army fatigues, carrying weapons it said were used in the raid.
WHY BRAIN FINGERPRINTING
Brain Fingerprinting can quickly and accurately identify the three remaining men who went on a killing spree at the Splendid Hotel. Brain Fingerprinting is a technology designed to enable law enforcement personnel to distinguish innocent suspects from perpetrators with unparalleled accuracy. The unique proprietary computer software analyses a suspect’s brainwave responses to determine whether the suspect is withholding specific incriminating information. With the advent of terror attacks that have been carried out in West Africa, Brain Fingerprinting is the indispensable tool to not only root out the perpetrators but to thwart terrorists before they strike.
Brain Fingerprinting is a Brainwave Science solution for threat prevention and detection. The system can objectively determine what specific information the suspect is harboring since the brain does not lie. Results calibrated by the system determines whether the suspect has knowledge of specific information such as IED bomb-making skills, military training, communication channels with AQIM, information of AQIM leaders and members, radicalized ideologies of Islam, etc. by analyzing psychophysiological responses (P300 and P300 MERMER). In an examination lasting between 45 minutes to one hour, the system can identify which suspects have certain terrorist-related knowledge, warranting law enforcement officials to isolate those suspects to qualify for further investigation by trained investigators. As a result, Brain Fingerprinting rapidly accelerates turnover rates and maximizes resources used in intelligence units and investigation.
Brain Fingerprinting is an advanced technology that responds to the changing nature of security, where extremists are willing to sacrifice their lives to make a resounding statement to the world. By enabling law enforcement personnel with the power to detect whether suspects or insiders are harboring information related to the planning and plotting of terror attacks, this tool is most valuable to counterterrorism units, intelligence agencies, border security control, and national security organizations. The system performs Brain Fingerprinting tests with high levels of accuracy, reliability, and precision. Once the Brain Fingerprinting results calibrates “Information Present” for a suspect, they can be used as corroborative evidence for the suspect to be directed to further questioning and investigation by appropriate authorities or as primary evidence for imminent charges and detainment.
In a region already saturated with terrorist violence and instability, it is difficult not to ask the question, ‘Whose turn is next?’ AQIM has rejuvenated its ambition in recent years as marked by this attack’s devastating blow to Burkina Faso’s new government, in addition to another deadly hotel attack in the Malian town of Sevare last August and the Bamako attacks. AQIM has been steadily and alarmingly growing in its transnational reach, yet what has really been done in the governments’ response to secure the vulnerable region? Brain Fingerprinting directly answers to the critical needs of French and Burkina Faso’s law enforcement by fulfilling one simple yet powerful purpose: to identify with certainty and accuracy what information the suspect is choosing to conceal.