2017 nov: An Appraisal of Nigerian Counter Terrorism Strategy November 14th 2017 (pdf)

2017 nov: An Appraisal of Nigerian Counter Terrorism Strategy November 14th 2017 (pdf)
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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.

Keywords: Terrorism, Counter Terrorism, Islamic Caliphate, De-radicalization