The Challenge of Managing Insurgency in Nigeria (2009-2015)

Albert. T Akume, James Godswill


The effort by the government to eradicate insurgency has been slow and costly in terms of public funds spent, lives and properties lost. This has made the citizenry to question the efficacy of the methodology adopted by the government to wipe out the menace. It is against this backdrop that this paper uses the documentary research method to examine the reason why the government is unable to contain the threat of insurgency in Nigeria. In the review, it was discovered that government’s agencies’ opportunistic behavior accounts for the poor performance of the government to wipe outinsurgency in Nigeria. To effectively manage the situation this paper recommends that the government should mitigate the corruptionentrenched in her security agencies,enhance the capabilities of her security agencies by providing them appropriate working tools, engender participatory governance, stimulate inclusive economic development that will reduce poverty.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n1s1p145

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