GLOBALIZATION OF TERRORISM:A CASE STUDY OF BOKO HARAM IN NIGERIA

OLANREWAJU, JOHN (2015) GLOBALIZATION OF TERRORISM:A CASE STUDY OF BOKO HARAM IN NIGERIA. International Journal of Politics and Good Governance, VOLVI (6). pp. 1-22. ISSN ISSN: 0976 – 1195

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ABSTRACT The recent phenomenon of Boko Haram in Nigeria has become a subject of concern in the country and one of the major impediments to global peace and security in the contemporary world is the alarming rate of terrorism all over the globe. Terrorism has become a global syndrome not only in Africa but all over the world. Analysts contend that it was September 11, 2001 attack on America that the new face of terrorism was consummated. Terrorism is spreading like a wildfire in every part of the world and its impact reverberates beyond the location of the actual incident. Thus, the growing of terrorism has become a fundamental security concern to states. it remains a serious and on-ongoing threat unlike primitive method of terrorism followed by the modern method as well as the recent development called globalization of terror just as we have Boko –Haram in Nigeria, Al –Qaeda in the Maghreb ,Hezbollah in Lebanon, Al-Shabab in Somalia and the recent Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The major flashpoints of the security problems could be seen in the area of recent phenomenon of Boko- Haram suicide bombings in some Northern states of the country, the unrestrained attacks on individuals and institutions of the government during some of the crises suggest that there is an element of terrorism in Nigeria. The fundamental questions are these: what is terrorism and does Boko –Haram stand alone without the cooperation from other terrorist groups? This paper sets out to reflect the connection between Boko –Haram and other terrorist organizations, the principles and objectives of the group as well as its impact on Nigerian state. Keywords: Terrorism; Insurgency; Islamic extremism; Boko- Haram; Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: JOHN OLANREWAJU
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 16:54
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 16:54
URI: http://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/568

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