Terrorist Organizations and Counter-Terrorism: Case Studies

  • Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi
  • Sultan Khan
  • Adeoye O. Akinola
Part of the Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development book series (AAESPD)


This chapter examines the activities of a few terrorist organizations and the response of one country, France, to terrorism. It focuses on the regions where terrorists operate and their origins, ideology and methods. These armed groups predate the emergence of Boko Haram and have survived despite the global war on terrorism. The chapter also examines the nature of the terrorist organizations active in France and the country’s counterterrorism efforts. The lessons learnt offer a template to the Nigerian government in its quest to rid Nigeria of terrorism.


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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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