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Terror and Insecurity: The Impact of Boko Haram Crisis on Nigeria’s External Image

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The use of terror as a ratio for resolving internal fundamental differences is not uncommon in neo-colonial societies. This is not saying that flashes of same are not recogn ised in the developed environment. The prevalence of this alternative appears as old as the political history of Nigeria. This work underscores the theoretical and historical basis of rebellion in Nigeria primarily focusing on the rise, fundamental philosophy and the vision of the Boko Haramists. The central thesis of this work is that Boko Haram activities have negative effects on Nigeria’s external image and fundamentally, it exposes the nature and dynamics of Nigeria’s security problems. The work contributes in part to the literature on this issue but significantly, it situates the problems within strategic logic which amplifies the degeneration of the problems and the incessant rebellion against the Nigerian State.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 43)
A. Adeyemi-Suenu, "Terror and Insecurity: The Impact of Boko Haram Crisis on Nigeria’s External Image", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 43, pp. 27-34, 2015
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