Islamic Militancy and Global Insecurity: An Analysis of Boko-Haram Crisis in Northern Nigeria

Simon Odey Ering, Cletus Ekok Omono, Chibugo Moses Oketa


The paper essentially examines the Boko-Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria and its contribution to global insecurity. In it we have argued that the emergence of Islamic militancy the world over, particularly in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and North Africa and in Nigeria poses a great threat to global security. The paper adopted the desk research and data derived were analyzed using content analysis. The findings from the analysis show that the Boko-Haram sect and its activities are increasingly becoming more radicalized with devastating and destructive impact in scale and momentum on the Nigerian society. The activities have led to the destruction of lives and properties and have made the Northern Nigerian environment unconducive for investment from within and outside the country; and the activities have seriously eroded or threatened the nation’s national cohesion and integration. Based on the findings, we have recommended among other measures for the government to put in place a Special Rapid Response Force, that is well trained, very mobile and well equipped to deal with these kinds of situations wherever they occur in the future and; government to seek for international collaboration with US and other European countries on counter terrorism in order to tackle global insecurity.



Global insecurity; Islamic militancy; Rapid response force; Insurgency

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