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The Morality of Suicide Terrorism and Boko Haram Challenges in Nigeria

C Obi, U A Ezeogu
2014 UJAH Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities  
In the recent years, Nigeria has witnessed the insurgent of terrorist attacks by a group known as Boko Haram. A clear approach to the ideological spring of this Islamic sect has eluded scholarly discussion. One of the major moral challenges with Boko Haram menace has been its method and approach to their struggle. Though there is no clarity with the ideological aims, goals or objectives of this sect, but its acceptance of suicide terrorism in their struggle has become great issues of concern.
more » ... ssues of concern. Boko Haram's suicide terrorism has raised a lot of philosophical questions; what are the grievances that motivated members and sympathizers of Boko Haram? What are the sociopolitical factors that sustain their ideological resonance and operational capability? What are the rationales behind modern religiously inspired terrorism?
doi:10.4314/ujah.v14i3.11 fatcat:zywgbukugjeu7mxcq3nbspm6gu