Challenges and Prospects in the Counter Terrorism Approach to Boko Haram: 2009 – 2018
Global Politics Review
Vol. 6, no. 1-2 (2020): 40-56.
GPR ID: 2464-9929_v06_i1-2_p040
Received: November 27, 2019. Accepted: March 10, 2020. Published: April 10, 2020.
ABSTRACT: This work is an attempt to look at the many efforts that have been adopted to combat Boko Haram. It looks at the challenges faced in the counter-terrorist campaign and how the strategies have failed or succeeded so far. Attempts are made to take a broad look at the general theories of counter-terrorism and how the federal government of Nigeria has fared so far in the practical application of counter-terrorist strategies against the Boko Haram group. What are the specific counter-terrorism measures adopted by Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram – how is Nigeria combating Boko Haram? What are the challenges in the efforts? What are the possible ways to combat Boko Haram and similar insurgencies in the future?
Keywords: Boko Haram, Nigeria, terrorism, counter-terrorism, insurgency, security.