Author: Emmanuel Musa Jatau – bishnme at yahoo.com
Abstract: The 19th century jihad of Usman Dan Fodio remains a turning point of today’s crusade by Boko-Haram to establish a caliphate in Nigeria.
The country has encountered diverse security threats, putsch or coup d’états, religious conflict, resource capture, secessionists ideas, the rise militia groups and today Boko-Haram. As such, this paper examines the two motivating forces of terrorism in Nigeria, and point out the importance of inter-agency cooperation for effective implantation for counter terrorism.
However, the paper equally applauds Nigerian counter-terrorism strategy and security experts in the war against terror in West Africa.