The Economic Implication of ‘Boko Haram’ Insurgency in Nigeria

ABSTRACT 

Nigeria has a long history of religious conflicts, some of the most virulent being those of the ‘Maitatsine’ (1980s) and ‘Boko Haram’ (July 2009). The latter matched the former in intensity, organization, and spread. Given the international attention to global terrorism, there is the likelihood that fundamentalist group receive motivation, material, and ideological support or influence from a global jihadist movement. Unresolved national issues, including the weak economy, weak security and intelligence apparatuses, and the failure to define what the national culture and identity is, are critical factors. The precedent of ‘Maitatsine’ and the government’s handling of it suggest that government incapacity and lack of political will have served to encourage incurrence (incurrence is the act of incurring (making yourself subject to something undesirable) and question the state’s capacity. It discusses the resurgence of violence under the guise of religious revivalism and draws parallels lines between the ‘Maitatsine’ uprising and the ‘Boko Haram’ uprising. It examine the Nigeria state response to these uprisings. It concludes that unless the state addresses concretely and tackles bravely the condition that can aid or fuel violent religious revivalism, uprisings may occur. This paper documents and analyses  the ‘Boko Haram’, as well as its links with the promotion of Islamic revivalism and the challenges it to the secularity of the Nigerian state.

TABLE OF CONTENT
Title Page i
Approval page  ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgement iv
Abstract v
Table of Contents vii
CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the study 1
1.2 Statement of the problem. 7
1.3 Objective of the study 9
1.4 Significance of the study 9
1.5 Scope of the study  11
1.6 Limitations of the study 12
1.7 Definition of Terms 15
CHAPTER TWO
2.1 LITERATURE REVIEW 23
2.2 Understanding Boko Haram 24
2.3 Economic Implication of Boko Haram  on Nigeria  47
2.4 Some sensible Ideas on How to Solve the Boko 51
2.5 Causes of Boko Haram 56
2.6 Solution of Boko Haram 58
2.7 How to Stop Bioko In Nigeria  59
2.8 The Boko Haram Crisis in Nigeria  68
2.9 How to stop Boko Haram Crisis in Nigeria  74
2.10 How Boko Haram was Formed  77
2.11 Boko Haram1, 111 Crops Member Relocate  81
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CHAPTER THREE
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
3.1 Research Design 85
3.2 Determination of Sample Size 88
3.3 Data Collection and Method of Analysis  89
3.4 Instrument for Data Collection  89
3.5 Validation and Reliability of the Instrument  90
CHAPTER FOUR
DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1 Presentation and analysis of data  91
4.2 Analysis of Data   92
CHAPTER FIVE
DISCUSSION, RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION
5.1 Summary of Findings 94
5.2 Recommendations 94
5.3 Conclusions 96
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