8 Kenyan Police killed by Roadside Bombings
June 22, 2018 | Brainwave Science
A Kenyan legislator says eight police officers have died in his constituency after the vehicle they were traveling in was hit by a roadside bomb planted by suspected extremists.
Ahmed Bashane sent condolences to the families of those who died in the attack in Tarbaj in Wajir County in northeastern Kenya. No group has claimed responsibility for the bomb, but suspicion has fallen on Somalia’s extremist group al-Shabab which has carried out a wave of attacks in Kenya since 2011.
The reason for suspicion is Al Shabab has vowed retribution because Kenya sent troops to Somalia to fight the group waging an insurgency against Somalia’s weak U.N.-backed government.
Earlier this month six police officers were killed when their truck run over a roadside bomb in Liboi, Lamu County. Authorities blamed al-Shabab for that attack.
As the world becomes more technologically advanced, terrorism has risen as a major setback to the advancement of the human race. Kenya, specifically, has been hard hit by terrorist attacks during the past twenty years or so. Kenya has been under severe attack from terrorism and the law enforcement situation at hand has been constantly challenged by criminal and terrorist forces. Following the long thread of attacks in the area, the attacks aren’t the last as Al Shabab has vowed retribution.
The roadside bomb that killed the officers is just the new episode of their attacks. So how can the Kenya Law Enforcement prevent such hideous attacks in future and keep their citizens and officers safe?
iCognative developed by Brainwave Science is a modern and a unique investigative tool that comes to aid law enforcement from Counter-terrorism, Counterintelligence, Border Security, and Law Enforcement departments.
This revolutionary technology can easily distinguish between innocents and perpetrators. The system detects concealed or hidden information in the brain. iCognative relies on detecting a distinct change in electrical activity when a human brain responds to the sight of familiar stimuli.
iCognative can help investigation team gain more information about the blast. The iCognative test can be conducted on any suspect, witness or any other person of interest that is relevant to the case. In order to do that, a test case needs to be built with the confidential information known only to the perpetrator about the case, used as stimuli for the suspect. This will be done by the investigative agency that will input into the iCognative system that is confidential and relevant to the terrorist attack is used as stimuli in the test.
Considering this case for example we can probably use information known from the media if it is confidential such as the date, time and location of the blast – Monday, 18 June, Nairobi; the type of the explosive device- roadside bomb and so on. Whatever information using as stimuli should be known to terrorists involved in this attack.
All this information will be input in the system in the form of pictures or words or phrases, depending on their availability, and displayed on a monitor while software collects brain responses to each stimulus. This is done through a unique headset that collects Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) from each suspect’s brain approximately 300 milliseconds after he or she is confronted with a stimulus of special significance. At the end of the test system determines with 99.9% accuracy if the information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect.
With the help of iCognative, law enforcement personnel can save time, money and effort in using investigative tool that can help them solve the case and eventually eliminate Al-Shabab terror group.