Understanding Geospatial Intelligence and the Challenges of Effective Counter-Terrorism Strategy: A Case Study of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Challenge Security Law, Counter-Terrorism Law

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Ngboawaji Daniel Nte
Baba Ahmadu Abdulaziz
Michael Uzorka


Nigeria is faced with a number of security challenges that have threatened the existence of peace and security in the country. These threats to public safety and national security have greatly undermined the government primary responsibility of guaranteeing public safety and national security. The intractable challenges posed by Boko Haram makes a good case for the above assertion. This work, therefore reviews the applicability of Geospatial Intelligence and all its components and sub-field, with a view to understanding and or establishing their respective relevance in devising effective counter-terrorism strategies in Nigeria. This was done, taking Boko Haram activities between 2015 and 2018 for specific study, against the background of Geospatial Intelligence capabilities .The researchers utilised primary and secondary data sources in this work.  The Primary data sources was from questionnaires administered physically and electronically via emails while  Secondary data came  from published books, journals, articles, lecture guides, videos etc. Acquired data was statistically analysed using simple percentage and Chi-Square statistics. Sequel to the statistical results, findings were made that Geospatial-Intelligence is relevant and remains the most potent frontier in developing effective counter-terrorism strategies against Boko Haram and indeed other similar insurgencies in Nigeria.

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Nte, N. D., Abdulaziz, B. A., & Uzorka, M. (2020). Understanding Geospatial Intelligence and the Challenges of Effective Counter-Terrorism Strategy: A Case Study of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Challenge. Unnes Law Journal: Jurnal Hukum Universitas Negeri Semarang, 6(2), 163-186. https://doi.org/10.15294/ulj.v6i2.38741
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Ngboawaji Daniel Nte, Department of Intelligence and Security Studies, Novena University, Delta State

Ngboawaji Daniel Nte is Professor and Head Department of intelligence and Security Studies, Novena University, Delta State Nigeria. His research interests are concerning Intelligence Studies, Global Studies, Security Law, Criminalistics, and Terrorism Studies. Some his works have been published at prominent international journals, such as Journal of Indonesian Legal Studies, Journal of International Diversity, Peace and Security Review, African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, Franklin Business & Law Journal, and many more.

Baba Ahmadu Abdulaziz, Department of Intelligence and Security Studies, Novena University, Delta State

Baba Ahmadu Abdulaziz is Lecturer at Novena University. He obtained his Diploma on Data Processing and Information Technology, Bachelor Degree on Intelligence and Security Studies, and Master Degree on Criminology and Crime Management. His personal information can be accessed on https://www.linkedin.com/in/baba-ahmadu-abdulaziz-0b2b80153/

Michael Uzorka, Department of Sociology, Ignatius Ajuru University

Michael Uzorka is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Some his papers have been published at several international journals, such as Multinational Corporation and the Socio-economic Development in Nigeria (2018, International Journal of Science Research and Education), Mainstreaming Human Rights in Emergency Management: Views from the COVID-19 Pandemic Management in Nigeria (2020, International Journal of Trade & Commerce), Information Technology and the Escalation of Cyber Crime in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria (2018), and many more.


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