Even though some wave it out, saying it can only occur in films, those who watch actors like Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer) will never fail to acknowledge his talent, seeing how he flairs any danger. Film directors, surely, make such activities as detecting crimes, reading suspects’ body language and foreseeing dangers very flashy. But, it remains a fact that in developed societies, security agencies find it easier to work and control people and their movements. While sitting down at their offices, they control people who are on buses, on trains, on motorcycles, on bicycles, surfing on the internet, communicating on telephones etc. In short, in such societies, almost no activity passes unaware. A man who stays in his house and makes illegal communication is apprehended by the Police, one who enters illegal sites is being monitored, and a rubber in a supermarket is being followed up. Almost no act passes unnoticed.
The reverse is the case with developing countries, for in such areas; terrorists can bombard national police stations, stadiums, electoral offices, government houses, schools, churches, and bear parlors and go unnoticed. In such countries, people can be kidnapped, assassinated, bank rubbed, army barracks and Churches burnt down, and radio stations destroyed without anyone finding out the people behind it. In developed countries, a letter touched by a suspect can be traced and followed for years. A good example is the famous letter by Bin Ladin, which is said to have helped the American Security Agencies trace his location.). But in developing countries, a handwritten letter sent to the police cannot help them to detect a suspect. (a good example is the letter which is said to have been sent to the Nigerian Security Agencies shortly before the bomb blast that took place at the Police headquarters in Abuja by Boko Haram. The letter is said to have threatened to carry out a serious attack.).
In the developed world, an object touched unknowingly by a suspect is enough to find out the suspect. But in the developing world, a gun recovered from a killer cannot help the security agency to discover the truth about a mass killing. This type makes one ask if criminals are more security conscious in the developing world. Obviously, the answer is no, for most of the assassins in such areas are so illiterate that they aren’t even concerned about leaving behind their photo to show they are responsible for the act.
|America and other developed countries can monitor individuals’ movement in their courtiers because they have Security cameras planted on every corner of the city, in the shops, schools, hospitals, churches, streets, and bookshops. In such countries, every phone number is registered, every car has a fixed number, motorbikes are well registered, and every movement in and out of the country is taken note of. Every birth and death is registered; every citizen is recorded in a digital fingerprint bank. One can ask if these are obtainable in Nigeria. Obviously, no, and that’s why an assassin can keep his photo as a testimony of his act, and no one knows where about it because he figures in no official document of the country. Banks are easily rubbed because even when the rubbers finish their work, they are aware the video (when they are functional) that was taken might not serve much in their identification. Why is it so in Nigeria? Watch out for the second part of the article.|
”The truth might be hard to say, painful to bear or even drastic for the truth sayer but still needed to be said”. ALISON.