By Nnamdi Ojiego
Information and Communication Technologies, ICT have been described as the best way to tackle the new wave of crimes such as bombing in the country.

Experts were of the opinion that with modern technology equipment, there is no more hiding place for criminals and other unscrupulous persons, as their activities can be monitored and intercepted even before they strike.

An IT security expert, Mr Jovita Okafor said technology has come to stay all over the world, therefore, people should use it to better their lots. According to him, there are so many IT gadgets that could be explored to tackle security challenges in Nigeria. Okafor said one of such tools was cellular intercept, CI. He said CI is the technology used by his organization to monitor cell phone calls and cellular communications of people.

“It is now possible to listen to terrorist and criminal cell phone calls and gather communication intelligence on their dark activities. In today’s unstable environments, the need for intelligence information is vital in preventing and combating crime”, he stated stressing that this was only way suspects could be stopped before they attack.

Speaking further, Mr Okafor said ISSL also offered an intrusion detection solution to fit any security need of protecting the people against crime, theft, and any unauthorized entry to restricted areas, and assured that they would continue continue to provide the latest technology for building perimeter and security measures.

He disclosed that they are sponsoring a bill in the National Assembly that could allow private security companies to run private investigations and called on the government to carry private sector along in proffering solutions to the security challenges in the country

He however, commended the federal government for its intention to install CCTV in major cities of the country, adding that would go a long way to reducing the rate of crimes in the country. “With IT tools, security challenges can be effectively tackled.”

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