BOKO HARAM: FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBING AND THE CHALLENGING DIMENSION TO NIGERIAN NATIONAL SECURITY
Author(s):
Inah, Emmanuel Mkpe, Eteng Edet Enang, Ekpang, Patience Owere, Ndum, Victor Etim
Keywords:
Security, National Security, Terrorism, Boko Haram, Female Suicide Bombing
Abstract
The Islamic extremist sect (Boko Haram) in the North-East of Nigeria has unleashed terror against people and communities of the North-East, Nigeria. In their acts of terror, they have often used female suicide bombers unfortunately with remarkable success. This has often compromised and endangered security in Nigeria; especially the North Eastern part of the country. In light of this, paper examined the impact of this new phenomenon on security in the country. The work adopted the historical descriptive approach, in which secondary data were derived from text books, journals, online articles, papers and more. Data analysis for this study was qualitatively carried out. Adopting the Islamic religious fundamentalist theory, the researchers saw the security occurrence of female suicide bombing to be located within the context of this theoretical perspective and thus argued that, the activities of female suicide bombers offer a dangerous and devastating challenge to Nigeria’s national security. And, should this present trend continue unchecked, it could potentially cause a lot of devastation to the country in the nearest future. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made to the government, religious institutions, women advocacy groups and NGOs which among others included that, there was serious need to equip and train the Nigerian security on modern counter terrorism methods that would enable them detect bomb and weapon carriers so as to neutralize attackers promptly before they infiltrate their targets and carry out attacks.
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Unique Paper ID: 152798

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4

Page(s): 726 - 736
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