The Implication of Boko Haram Insurgency in Rural Development in Nigeria
Kokona Bulus Patrick1, Sayid Radzuwan Bin Syed Sopi2
1Kokona Bulus Patrick, Kokona Bulus Patrick, School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
2Sayid Radzuwan Bin Syed Sopi, School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 28 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 11 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 July 2019 | PP: 543-549 | Volume-8 Issue-2S July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10830782S19/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Boko Haram insurgency has brought about the many-sided threat to Nigeria since 2009. Different government have taken several methods to curb the menace with no much result to show for it. This study examines the Boko Haram insurgency and the challenges it posed to rural development in Nigeria.Furthermore, the insecurity with its several multifaceted indicators such as kidnapping, bombing, a hostage taken, killings, and the destruction of properties among others has become a deadly monster that the Nigerian security agents seem unable to address. The research shows that the activities of the insurgency are harmful to the general wellbeing of the citizens with the consequential effects seen in the population displacement, living condition, death, destruction of properties, infrastructures, and the slowdown in business activities or their relocation or complete closing down of such businesses and schools. The study concluded that there must be a collaboration and synergy among the government and various security departments, the security personnel should be properly motivated, government should check the heavy flow of light and small arms and ammunition into the country, the citizens should cooperate with the security agencies by providing them with speedy and useful information, the government at all levels should strive to eradicate corruption and ensure good governance.
Keywords: Boko Haram, Insurgency, Insecurity, Terrorism, Rural Development.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences