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Boko Haram’s Terrorism and the Nigerian State

Federalism, Politics and Policies

  • Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi
  • Sultan Khan
  • Adeoye O. Akinola

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi, Sultan Khan, Adeoye O. Akinola
    Pages 1-11
  3. Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi, Sultan Khan, Adeoye O. Akinola
    Pages 13-29
  4. Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi, Sultan Khan, Adeoye O. Akinola
    Pages 31-43
  5. Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi, Sultan Khan, Adeoye O. Akinola
    Pages 45-56
  6. Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi, Sultan Khan, Adeoye O. Akinola
    Pages 57-82
  7. Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi, Sultan Khan, Adeoye O. Akinola
    Pages 83-118
  8. Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi, Sultan Khan, Adeoye O. Akinola
    Pages 119-132
  9. Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi, Sultan Khan, Adeoye O. Akinola
    Pages 133-148
  10. Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi, Sultan Khan, Adeoye O. Akinola
    Pages 149-157

About this book

Introduction

This book assesses the effectiveness of Nigeria’s counterterrorist policies against Boko Haram. It takes a critical review of the interventionist strategies adopted by the Nigerian government, highlights the motivations behind the choice of strategies, and proffers a deeper understanding of the factors responsible for the state’s inability, thus far, to rid the country of terrorism. Specifically, it evaluates the NACTEST policy framework that guides the Nigerian state’s counterterrorist strategies, which contains both hard and soft power approaches. Adopting historical and case study approaches which put the Nigerian state and occurrences of violent conflict in context, it takes cognizance of the politics of ethno-religious diversity which reinforce violent conflicts among groups and against the state, and reviews the socio-economic and political realities that led to the emergence and sustenance of Boko Haram. The volume concludes by suggesting practical policy options for combating Boko Haram and other similar armed insurrection. This book is appropriate for researchers and students interested in African politics, conflict, security, peace studies, terrorism, and counterterrorism, as well as policy makers and government departments dealing with terrorism and counterterrorism.

Keywords

terrorism Nigeria Boko Haram counter-terrorism NACTEST

Authors and affiliations

  • Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi
    • 1
  • Sultan Khan
    • 2
  • Adeoye O. Akinola
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.School of Social ScienceUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  3. 3.Faculty of Commerce, Administration & LawUniversity of ZululandKwaDlangezwaSouth Africa

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