COMBATING BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY THROUGH A SUPERIOR IDEOLOGY: THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Friday Raphael Egbegi, Benjamin Okorie Ajah, Chibuzor Ogbonnaya

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Much has been written about Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Most of these studies investigated the causes and consequences of Boko Haram insurgency without looking at the use of superior ideology in the combat of Boko Haram insurgency. The inadequacy of literature on the use of superior ideology in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency makes this paper imperative. Hence, the paper examined the combat of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria through a superior ideology. Despite the federal government’s military style fire for fire approach in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency, the group is still carrying further attacks and are hailed as heroes by the same people the government is fighting to protect. In view of the above observation, the study recommends the need for a serious sensitization of mind and re-orientation of community members about the danger of Boko Haram activities and the need for them to actively join in the fight against terrorism. Also, there is need to strengthen and enthrone good governance in Nigeria since Boko Haram members cut across people who were frustrated due to poverty, economic inequality and depravation caused by bad governance.

 

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Boko Haram, insurgency, indiscriminate violence, superior ideology, terrorism, unemployment

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