Governance as the Bane of Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria

2019 International journal of recent technology and engineering  
This article investigates into the operations of Boko Haram insurgency and its consequences on Nigeria's political and socio-economic arrangement. The paper faults the sudden development of Boko Haram on the government languorous attitude to governance. The paper is qualitative research, it relies more on the secondary form of data collection, and the theoretical thrust hinges on Ted theory of Relative Deprivation; noting that the people of Northeast feel highly deprived in the scheme of things
more » ... he scheme of things in Nigeria. There is an acute shortage in their basic needs, high rate of unemployment, an unacceptable level of poverty and shortage of infrastructures. With the arrays of attacks, suicide bombing, abductions, armed robbery and use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Nigeria is gradually gravitating towards a failed state. Since development cannot take place in an insecure environment, the paper recommends that there must be the full entrenchment of good governance, the military must be adequately strengthened, and poverty must be eradicated.
doi:10.35940/ijrte.b1127.0982s919 fatcat:oelzoccafjh55dktdn4rs6t47q