Desecuritization of Terrorism: Policy Options

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


This chapter offers suggestions on sustainable strategies to address the Boko Haram menace. These extend beyond solutions to terrorism in Nigeria to suggest proactive measures to avoid political violence. While some level of political violence appears to be inevitable, it is important to mitigate its effects and address the root causes. Finding solutions to the challenges of terrorism and other forms of political violence in Nigeria largely involves addressing the country’s political, ethnic, religious and economic challenges as the root causes of these forms of violence revolve around these challenges.


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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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