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

AuthorNgboawaji Daniel Nte, Baba Ahmadu Abdulaziz, Michael Uzorka
PositionProfessor and Head of Department of Intelligence and Security Studies at Novena University, Delta State, Nigeria/Lecturer at Novena University/Senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences
Pages163-186
COUNTER TERRORISM STRATEGY IN NIGERIA
Security Law, Counter-Terrorism Law
163
Understanding Geospatial Intelligence and the
Challenge of Effective Counter-Terrorism
Strategy: A Case Study of Nigeria’s Boko
Haram Challenge
Ngboawaji Daniel Nte1*, Baba Ahmadu Abdulaziz2, Michael Uzorka3
1 2 Department of Intelligence and Security Studies, Novena University,
Delta State, Nigeria
3 Department of Sociology, Ignatius Ajuru University, Port Harcourt,
Nigeria
ngbodante@gmail.com
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History of Article
Submitted : May 18, 2020
Revised : August 1, 2020
Accepted : September 5, 2020
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Cite this article as:
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, 6(2), 163-186.
https://doi.org/10.15294/ulj.v6i2.38741
Jurnal Hukum Universitas Negeri Semarang
UNNES LAW JOURNAL 6(2) 2020
Jurnal Hukum Universitas Negeri Semarang
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Understanding Geospatial
Intelligence and the Challenge of
Effective Counter-Terrorism
Strategy: A Case of Nigeria’s Boko
Haram Challenge
Ngboawaji Daniel Nte, Baba Ahmadu Abdulaziz, Michael Uzorka
ABSTRACT. 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.
KEYWORDS. Geo Spatial Intelligence; Counter Terrorism; Boko Haram;
North East; Nigeria; Strategy.
Jurnal Hukum Universitas Negeri Semarang

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