INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA- A CASE STUDY OF BOKO-HARAM

INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA- A CASE STUDY OF BOKO-HARAM

ABSTRACT

The study examined the state of knowledge on international terrorism and National Security in Nigeria, with focus on Boko-Haram, specifically, the study investigated how international terrorism and National Security explores the origins and future trajectory of Boko-Haram and especially why its ideology of violence has found resonance among a small number of young Nigerian’s,  and also provide guide to policy makers, government officials and the general public in dealing with the Boko Haram insurgency. Utilizing the Relative deprivation theory, qualitative research method, qualitative descriptive research and content analysis, these are crucial instrument of understanding terrorism and Boko Haram sect. accordingly, the study maintained that Boko Haram movement is to make Nigeria an Islamic state as they are in the habit of spreading particular interpretation of Islam  beyond Western oriented secular Status claiming that Islam as a religion has not been fulfilling its mandate on the Nigerian Society.