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Fighting Crime and Insecurity in Nigeria: An Intelligent Approach

Mubarak Albarka Umar, Abubakar Aliyu Machina, Muazzamu Ibrahim, Ja’afar A. Nasir,Abdullahi Saheed Salahudeen, Musa Mustapha, Isiaka Shuaibu
1: Katsina State Institute of Technology and Management, Katsina, Nigeria. 2,4,5,6: Changchun University of Science and Technology, Jilin, China. 3: Binyaminu Usman Polytechnic, Hadejia, Jigawa, Nigeria. 7: Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger, Nigeria.

Over the years, insecurity and crime have been significant issue in Nigeria. While the country successfully dealt with the past insecurity challenges conventionally, the government has failed to contain the new insecurity and crime challenges, especially that of the well-known Boko Haram lingering for over a decade now. This is due to various reasons, mainly the use of the same outdated, futile strategy. Several researchers have proposed numerous ways of tackling such insecurity challenges, mostly via a conventional approach; however, very few researchers proposed a more technological approach towards combating the insecurity challenges. In this paper, we discussed some modern technologies and how they can be applied to fight the new insecurities and crimes in Nigeria. We proposed the use of a Central Database as a backbone model serving as a central point of reference for all law enforcement agencies. Various modern technologies such as Facial recognition surveillance, Automatic plate number recognition, GIS and Crime Mapping, and Voice recognition are proposed to be integrated and used to identify and predict criminal activities, thus, mitigating the nation’s prolonged insecurity and terrorism vulnerabilities.

Mubarak Albarka Umar,Abubakar Aliyu Machina,Muazzamu Ibrahim,Ja’afar A. Nasir,Abdullahi Saheed Salahudeen,Musa Mustapha, Isiaka Shuaibu."Fighting Crime and Insecurity in Nigeria: An Intelligent Approach". International Journal of Computer Engineering In Research Trends (IJCERT) ,ISSN:2349-7084,Vol.8, Issue 01,pp.6-14, January- 2021, URL :,

Keywords : Crime and Insecurity, Modern Technology, National Database, Facial Recognition, GIS and Crime Mapping.

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