Geospatial Assesment of Trends and Patterns of Terrorism in Nigeria from 2010 To 2015

Idhoko K.E, Ajani I D, Awurum V, Ernest B I, Tajudeen A W
Terrorism in Nigeria has cost the loss of lives of thousands of Nigerian Citizens in the last five years. The war on terrorism have resulted in the loss of lives of innocent citizens as well as military personnels, not to mention the death of the terrorist perpetrating the evil acts, through suicide bombings and planned attacks. These loss of lives could have been prevented or reduced, if the necessary measures, infrastructures and policies were put in place. It is to this effect that this
more » ... fect that this paper examines the potential advantages of adopting geoinformatics and specifically geographically-referenced information technology as a tool for combating terrorism in Nigeria. The research work looks at the history of terrorism in the country to predict future trends, and look at ways of fortifying areas of targets of terrorists' attacks in other to save lives of innocent citizens. Data about the terrorists' incidents that occurred within January, 2010 to November, 2015 were collected. Thematic maps and graphs emphasizing the distribution and frequency of terrorists' incidents in Nigeria within the period in review was produced. Recommendations were made on the policies, reforms, equipment and training of security personnel and harmonization of security operation with geoinformatics technology.
doi:10.18535/ijetst/v2i12.04 fatcat:6jychnxnpzgo5kwmedfnnau6ci