Article Number: DRJEVS21242694


ISSN: 2734-2174

Vol. 1 (2), pp. 49-59, November 2019

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Original Research Article

The Impact of Ethnic Militancy, Internal Terrorism, and Nigeria’s National Security

*Musa Aishat Suleiman

Mohammed Isyaku Suleiman


The paper examines the impact of ethnic militancy, it is metamorphism to internal terrorism and how it affects nation national security, not only that, how it assumes international outlooks, with the bombings of the united nation office in Abuja. The primary and secondary sources of data will be used to evaluate the evolution of ethnic militant groups to the rise of a more violent Boko Haram. Primary sources of data include written documents such as government publications, letters, correspondence documentaries, and newspapers. But largely, it depends on secondary sources of data such as books, journals, conference proceedings, and internet sources. It will also explore why internal terrorism occurs in Nigeria and the factors which facilitate it. Moreover, it will look into the Nigerian security environment and the counter-terrorism policies which the Nigerian government pursue to maintain national security from 1999 to 2015. The problem of internal terrorism and its implication for national security, analyze the implication of internal terrorism for Nigeria in the international community. The anomie theory, strain theory of deviance and the frustration-aggression hypothesis theory would be used as the point of studies, is to say the paper explores relevant and suitable concepts and theories that explain violent activities, perpetrated and inspired by some variables in Nigeria. And, to further give detailed explanations on how conflict can be managed. However, the paper concluded that unemployment poverty and high rate of corruption in Nigeria has been identified as a major cause of violence in the country.

Keywords:  Boko Haram, militancy, terrorism, Nigeria national security

 Received: September 11, 2019  Accepted: November 24, 2019  Published: November 30, 2019

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