International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Terrorism: an Albatross to Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic
Ugo Chuks Okolie, M.Sc, ACIPM, AICEN, AISMN; Ikechukwu Emmanuel Irbor, MPA, ACIPM, AISMN; Festus Osayande, M.Sc, NIM, IPMP, ANIMN

Terrorism has become a common feature of the Nigerian political system. The current posture of terrorism in Nigeria has become a serious threat to the peace, security and development of Nigeria. The political implication of terrorism has been deadly in Nigerian democratic governance. Many lives and property have been destroyed in Nigeria, especially in the Northern Nigeria by the Boko Haram deadly attacks while the Nigerian political environment continue to produce social insecurity and enduring political diaphragm. The political dimension of terrorism and insecurity has been examined in this study. The study argued that strategic intelligence is a vital instrument to fight terrorism in Nigeria. The study suggest, among others, that a special unit of counterterrorism should be created in the military, devoted entirely to book Haram and other terrorist group that may rear their ugly head in future.

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