Facilitating Efficient Counterterrorism Approaches Through Transportation and Logistics in Nigeria

Adeniran, Adetayo Olaniyi


Due to the loss of human lives (military and civilian) as a result of insurgency in the Northern Nigeria and other criminal activities across the federation, it is needed to efficiently facilitate counterterrorism approaches which will render the terrorists impotent. Terrorism is the deliberate creation and exploitation of fear for bringing about political change. All terrorist acts involve violence or threat of violence. These violent acts include murder, kidnapping, bombing, and arson. They are committed by non-governmental groups or individual who are neither parts of nor officially serving in the military forces, law enforcement agencies, intelligence services, or other governmental agencies of an established nation. Terrorism has occurred throughout history for a variety of reasons. Its causes can be historical, cultural, political, social, psychological, economic, or religious or any combination of these. Despite the high intensity of terrorist attacks, there is need for not only effective but efficient facilitation of counterterrorism approaches by Nigerian military. Counterterrorism is the policies and methods used to deter and defeat terrorism. In other to facilitate counterterrorism approaches, manage Nigerian borders and state borders, and control migrants, there is need to understand what, how, and exactly does supply affects terrorism. Determination of spatial interaction of terrorist, careful analyzing transport demand/supply relationship, also the researcher recommends the construction of Vehicle Screening Point (VSP).

Keywords: Terrorism, counterterrorism, transportation, logistics, and Vehicle Screening Point (VSP).

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