Terror attack in NE Nigeria kills at least 31
June 20, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday in a town in northeast Nigeria on Saturday evening, civilians were attacked by terrorist. Two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Shuwari and nearby Abachari neighborhoods in the town.
At least 31 people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack. The official says that the number of death may increase because of a large number of injured.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t the first attack of terrorists in this region. Earlier this year at least 86 people were killed in twin suicide blasts targeting a mosque and a nearby market in the town of Mubi in neighboring Adamawa state.
The security becomes a new challenge for Nigeria in light of recent developments. The number of terrorist attacks only increases in the country. According to this fact, law enforcement should find a proper way to upgrade their solutions and technologies to address this serious security issue facing their nation.
The use of advanced technologies is an integral part of the fight against terrorism. But well-known polygraph test or DNA are powerless in solving most of these complex tasks.
In this way, we get one important question: how can local authorities become more efficient in their strategy in a war against terrorism?
Today, technology is a kind of panacea that can solve a huge number of human problems. And the fight against terrorism has not become an exception.
iCognative by Brainwave Science can save the most important thing that we have – our life by reducing the threat of terrorist activity and attacks. Measuring and recording brain waves, the power of the technology lies in its ability to distinguish accurately between terrorists and innocents. iCognative detects hidden information in a brain even if a suspect didn’t say any word.
In the case of Twin suicide blasts in NE Nigeria, iCognative can help investigation team gain more details about the attack. Authorities can conduct iCognative test on any person that is relevant to the case (suspect, witnesses etc.). For the test to be used, a test case must be built. The investigative agent will input confidential and relevant information into the iCognative system used as stimuli for the test.
Considering our case, we can use information known from the media, if it is confidential: the date, time and location of the attack – 10:45 pm (21:45GMT), Shuwari and nearby Abachari neighborhoods, the type of the improvised explosive device; information from the previous similar attacks in the area. In addition, to test the suspects’ in connection with the Boko Haram terror group, the investigative agency can also use information connected to the group, such as known leaders. The test is very easy to conduct, and it is scientific, based on the solid scientific foundation on years of research conducted in the field of neuroscience relating to P300. Moreover, it is completely safe, non-invasive and meets human rights standards.
All this information will be input in the system as pictures or words, depending on their availability, and displayed for the suspect on a computer screen in successive order while system collecting brain responses to each stimulus. This is done through a specialized EEG headset that collects P300 signals from an individual’s brain approximately 300 milliseconds after he or she is confronted with a stimulus of special significance. End of the test system determines 99.9% accuracy if the information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect.