Mogadishu, Somalia: A Major Terror Attack Plot Foiled by the Police

May 6, 2019 | Brainwave Science

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Mogadishu, Somalia: A Major Terror Attack Plot Foiled by the Police

SITUATION

The capital and the most populous city of Somalia, Mogadishu, was on a terror attack list for an imminent attack that was foiled by Somali Police.  On the eve of Ramadan, the Somali Police suffered a loss of one of their own officers who was killed when a device found in a minibus exploded as a team tried to defuse it, deputy police commander Zakia Hussein Ahmed said.  “The terrorists were planning to bring the explosive-laden car into Mogadishu to harm civilians during Ramadan,” Ahmed said.

In a separate part of the country, police said explosive devices belonging to terrorist group al-Shabaab were found and confiscated in the coastal city of Marka in the Lower Shabelle region earlier on the same day.

Though the explosion occurred 15 kilometers south of Mogadishu, it was heard all the way inside the capital as per the reports.

With the investigation ongoing, the Somali Police did not say who was responsible or whether any arrests had been made. For the safety and security of the capital in the holy month of Ramadan, security has been beefed up around Mogadishu for the start of this Muslim holy month.

CHALLENGE

It is a known fact that Al-Shabaab aims to pressure regional governments to withdraw troops from Somalia, where an African Union mission has been battling the militants since 2007. The group also uses its attacks in East Africa to raise its profile, seek new recruits and solicit funding.

This group which fights to topple the internationally-backed government uses portions of southern and central Somalia to plot and direct terror attacks, steal humanitarian aid, extort the local populace to fund its operations, and shelter radical terrorists.

Despite important progress through years of international counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and state-building assistance, peace and sustainable stabilization remain elusive in Somalia. Al-Shabab remains entrenched throughout vast parts of Somalia and regularly conducts deadly terrorist attacks even in Mogadishu. Capacities of Somali national security remain weak, and while the Trump administration has significantly augmented U.S. anti-Shabab air strikes in Somalia that approach has limits.

WHY ICOGNATIVE?

Terrorism has shaken humanity to its very core. As terrorist gravitate to more sophisticated technologies, counter-terrorism is quickly striving to stay a step ahead to avoid catastrophic consequences.  iCognative technology is the only technology that has the capability to give advantage to counter-terrorism agencies and law enforcement in Somalia to fight in this asymmetrical warfare against terrorism.  Brainwave Science has developed this revolutionary technology that taps in the data bank of all human information – the brain. Terrorists know who they are, what terrorist affiliations they have, specific inside information at least of their own terrorist plans, and often of secret information regarding a more extensive terrorist organization or network. Terrorists know what terrorist training they have, and the necessary terrorism-related skills, such as firearms and IED/EOD bomb-making.  They know what terrorist activities they have perpetrated in the past, and they know the details of the terrorist activities they plan for the future.  iCognative system developed by Brainwave Science team of experts is an aggressive counterterrorism technology strategy: getting the “biggest bang for the buck.”

For Somalia police and all the other allied forces combating terrorism in Somalia, the attackers can not only be identified and brought to book with iCognative technology but furthermore, such attacks can be nipped in the bud. Prevention is better than cure, and terrorist attacks like the ones that have been foiled can play a pivotal role in the prevention of future attacks in Somalia. Suspects apprehended during the investigation of this successful effort by Somali Police can be subjected to a non-lethal, non-invasive iCognative test to uncover what terrorist affiliations they have, specific inside information at least of their own terrorist plans, and often of secret information regarding a more extensive terrorist organization or network. Terrorists know what terrorist training they have, and the necessary terrorism-related skills, such as firearms and IED/EOD bomb-making.  They know what terrorist activities they have perpetrated in the past, and they know the details of the terrorist activities they plan for the future.  Thus, utilization of iCognative technology can help prevent future attacks that are already in pipeline in Somalia and the East African region.  Moreover, the law enforcement agencies in Somalia and East African continent can use iCognative technology to very well understand the hierarchy of Al-Shabaab and reverse engineer the complete terrorist network.

iCognative by Brainwave Science is portable, highly applicable, easily learned, exceptionally accurate and unbeatable.  One can say that such a technology, when deployed by counter-terrorism agencies as a standard protocol at a global level, may very well thwart several terrorist attacks and play a pivotal role in saving human lives. Within 45 minutes to an hour, iCognative test provides an objective, scientific technology to distinguish between terrorists and innocents by detecting the information stored in a terrorist’s brain.

 iCognative surely fits the bid as breakthrough technology which could significantly reshape the nature of competition between terrorism and counterterrorism. If there has to be a sense of peace in the region along with Mogadishu, Somalia iCognative is the way forward to thwart terrorism.

Source: Daily Sabah Africa