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Accession Number ADA590264
Title Boko Haram: Developing New Strategies to Combat Terrorism in Nigeria.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 38p
Personal Author S. E. Udounwa
Abstract Nigeria is currently faced with internal security challenges posed by the group Jama atul Alhul Sunnah Lidda wati Wal Jihad, also known as Boko Haram. Boko Haram's objective is to establish Islamic rule in Nigeria through imposition of Sharia law throughout the country. Boko Haram's insurgency is fueled by Nigeria's history, geopolitical structure, ethno-religious composition and socio-economic disparities. The Nigerian government strategy in the past three years has focused on employment of kinetic solutions to end the insurgency with some successes. To overcome its present security challenges, the Nigerian government would need to refocus its efforts on a people-centric, community-based, intelligence-driven, whole-of-government approach to better police its borders, enhance interagency cooperation, improve the capacity of the security forces, and reform the criminal justice system. The government's efforts should also aim to advance socio-economic development and leverage international assistance to end the insurgency.
Keywords Boko haram
Border security
Criminal justice system
Economic development
Interagency coordination
International assistance
Military forces(Foreign)
National security
Nigerian armed forces
Sharia law
Socio-economic development

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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